Episode 20: Mine! Advances in the Seventh Millennium BCE

Now that we have seen how societies changed over the seventh millennium BCE in Anatolia, the Levant and Mesopotamia it is time to have a look at a couple of important and common developments that we see in these regions during this later part of the Neolithic. While groups of people across these regions seem to drift apart during the seventh millennium, there are a couple of things that archaeological cultures across these parts of the Near East - and others - seem to have in common, developing across all of them during this critical but often neglected thousand years just after the end of the Pre-Pottery Neolithic. If you have any questions or comments you can email me at prehistorypodcast@gmail.com or reach me on the website at prehistorypodcast.com.

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The Near East - the region known politically as the Middle East - is the home of both a long and eventful history as well as a much longer and fascinating prehistory. Here on Pre History I will cover the story of the Near East as we know it from the archaeological study of what people left behind as hunter-gatherers turned into farmers, as villages turned into cities, and as empires rose and fell.