Moore, A. M. T. (Andrew Michael Tangye). Village on the Euphrates: from foraging to farming at Abu Hureyra

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Part I The Inception Of The Excavation

1 The Themes Of The Research

The Potential Of The Site

The Archaeological Context

The Problem Of Agricultural Genesis

Theories Of Agricultural Development

2 Beginning Work

The Salvage Campaign

Selection Of Abu Hureyra

Location Of Abu Hureyra

Excavation Strategy

Analysis Of The Results

3 The Setting

The Geographical Background

The Potential Vegetation Under Modern Climatic Conditions

Zone 1

Zone 2

Zone 3

The Plants Of Zone 3a

The Plants Of Zone 3b

Zone 4

Zone 5

Zone 6

Zone 7

Environment In The Late Pleistocene And Early Holocene

Vegetation Following The Glacial Maximum, C. 18,000–11,000 Bp

Changes In Vegetation Between C. 11,000 And 10,000 Bp

Changes In Vegetation Between C. 10,000 And 6,000 Bp

The Presence In Historical Times Of The Large Vertebrates Found At Abu Hureyra

Species Of The Region Apparently Absent From Abu Hureyra

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4 Methods Of Excavation At Abu Hureyra

Nature Of The Deposits

Excavation And Recording



Part V The Significance Of Abu Hureyra

14 The Development Of Abu Hureyra

The Favorable Setting

Abu Hureyra 1, C. 11,500–10,000 Bp

Seasonality And Sedentism

The Annual Cycle

Social Organization


The Intermediate Period, C. 10,000–9,400 Bp

Abu Hureyra 2, C. 9,400–7,000 Bp

The Abu Hureyra 2 Village

The Economy

The Cycle Of The Seasons

The People Of The Village

Social Organization And Beliefs

The End Of Abu Hureyra 2

Abu Hureyra 3

An Integrated Interpretation

The Import Of The Record

15 Abu Hureyra And The Beginning Of Agriculture

The World Of Abu Hureyra 1


The Transition From Epipalaeolithic To Neolithic

The Question Of Domestication

The Consequences Of The Adoption Of Agriculture

The Significance Of The Research

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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records

Title: Village on the Euphrates: from foraging to farming at Abu Hureyra

Published By: Original publisher London ; New York: Oxford University Press. 2000. i-xviii, 1-104, 472-529, 530-531, 547-550, 555-585 p.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication A.M.T. Moore, G.C. Hillman, A.J. Legge ; with contributions by J. Huxtable ... [et al.]

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2009. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Aceramic Neolithic (M084)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Theoretical orientation in research and its results (121); Recording and collecting in the field (126); Archaeological excavation methods (1210); Culture summary (105);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This document contains several of the chapters written by Moore from his book 'Village on the Euphrates.' The chapters include: 'The Themes of the Research,' 'Beginning Work,' 'The Setting,' 'Methods of Excavation at Abu Hureyra,' 'The Development of Abu Hureyra,' 'and 'Abu Hureyra and the Beginning of Agriculture,' so they mostly discuss his research design, how the site was excavated, and a summary of the findings and significance of the site. This document was mostly marked for information pertaining to Abu Hureyra phase 1C (10,400 BP-10,000 B.P), the Intermediate Period (10,000 BP-9,400 BP), and phases 2A-2B (9,400 BP-7,300 B.P). However, although this document contains important information about the Epipaleolithic tradition, it was not indexed with OCM (Outline of Cultural Materials) subjects for that time period.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 14

Document ID: HRAF's unique document identifier. The first part is the OWC identifier and the second part is the document number in three digits. m084-014

Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs. Component part(s), monograph

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. [555]-573) and index

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1971 reconnaissance, 1972-1973 field work

Evaluation: In this alphanumeric code, the first part designates the type of person writing the document, e.g. Ethnographer, Missionary, Archaeologist, Folklorist, Linguist, Indigene, and so on. The second part is a ranking done by HRAF anthropologists based on the strength of the source material on a scale of 1 to 5, as follows: 1 - poor; 2 - fair; 3 - good, useful data, but not uniformly excellent; 4 - excellent secondary data; 5 - excellent primary data Archaeologist-4, 5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. Sarah Berry; 2007

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 11,500-7,000 BP

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) Abu Hureyra, Syria

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Neolithic period--Syria/Excavations (Archaeology)--Syria/Abu Hureyra, Tall (Syria)/Syria--Antiquities


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