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By Charles Keith Maisels

The transition from foraging, farming and the neolithic village to the city-state is a posh and interesting interval. experiences at the prehistory of the close to East by means of 19th and 20th century pioneers within the box remodeled archaeology in the course of the production of the 'Ages method' of Stone, Bronze and Iron. The close to East offers a developmental account of this era contextualised through dialogue of the emergence of archaeology as a discipline.
The close to East information the factors and results - enviromental, organizational, demographic and technological - of the world's first village farming cultures a few 8 thousand years in the past. Charles Maisels explains how towns corresponding to Uruk and Ur, Nippur and Kish shaped due to geological elements and the position of key organizational gains of Sumerian society in introducing the world's first script, approach of calculation and literature.

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