The History of the Ancient Levant of the Near East
The Neolithic of the Levant (500 Pages ONLINE)
A.M.T. Moore (Oxford University) [1978]

Chapter 3 : Neolithic 1 (Pages 84-87)

Mesolithic 2 seems to have come to an end about 8500 BC throughout the Levant and I shall take this date as the beginning of the Neolithic. The Neolithic did not finally run its course in the southern and central Levant until the 4th millennium about 3750 or 3500 BC when the Chalcolithic began. The Neolithic of the Levant therefore lasted about 5000 years .....

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The Ancient Levant

Designation of the region in the eastern end of the Mediterranean Sea: Israel -- Lebanon -- Syria -- Jordan. The word comes from the French word lever which means to rise in English and is an equivalent of the Arabic Mashriq -- the country where the sun rises. The introduction of the word in world vocabulary came with the French mandate of Syria and Lebanon which lasted from 1920 until the mid-1940's .....

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Egypt, Canaan, and Israel in Ancient Times
Donald Redford (Prince University) 1992
Library of Congress # DT 82.5 P19 R43

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LEVANT is the annual of  the Council for British Research in the Levant

(1) The Rise and Fall of Seasonal Mobility among
Hunter-Gatherers: The Case of the Southern Levant
Daniel Lieberman in Current Anthropology 34:5:599-631

(2) Research Proposal for the Study of Neanderthal and
Early Modern Behavior in the Levant (Roger Grace)

(3) New Data on the Origin of Modern Man in the Levant
Ofer Bar-Yosef et al in Current Anthropology 27:1:63-64

(4) PreHistory of the Levant by Ofer Bar-Yosef
Annual Review of Anthropology 9:101-133

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