Other Archaeological Sites / The Neolithic of the Levant (500 Page Book Online)
Selected Excerpt on Sakcagozu
The Near East lies at the "bridgehead" between Africa, Europe and Asia, however our knowledge of the Palaeolithic period is still very limited. Much of the information relating to the colonisation and behaviour of early hominid and later hunter-gatherer populations stems from field studies undertaken in the central and southern Levant. The Neolithic is more widely known, having benefitted from recent salvage excavations in the upper Euphrates and Tigris systems, and work in central Anatolia, but there are still significant gaps in regional coverage. One neglected, but potentially significant area, is the north Levantine corridor lying between the Euphrates and Mediterranean ...