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Neolithic not so revolutionary?

August 8, 2017

One of the large problems in archaeology is distinguishing between a) large changes in human behavior that create a corresponding change in the archaeological record, and b) small changes in human behavior that then reveal in the archaeological record what people had been doing for a long, long time previous. The growing evidence for farming and communities in the tropics, going back several tens of thousands of years, where they leave no archaeological record, is changing our view of the neolithic revolution, where that behavior then occurs in the mideast, where it does leave archaeological record. (Cite.)

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