New light on Neolithic revolution in south-west Asia

Trevor Watkins

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Shortly after his retirement from a distinguished career in the Department of Archaeology at Edinburgh, the author gave the Rhind Lectures fir 2009, bringing together his thoughts about the Neolithic revolution, and comparing Childe's ideas with today's. These lectures, summarised here, announced the modern vision to a wide audience. It is a reversal of the old: Epipalaeolithic people came together in the first large, permanent communities, to form extensive settlements which only later needed to be fed by farming.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)621-634
Number of pages14
Issue number325
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2010


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