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  • Print publication year: 2019
  • Online publication date: November 2019

Chapter 5 - The Expansion of Interregional Contacts:


This chapter surveys the social transformations that occurred in the fourth and third millennium BCE, including the intensification of agriculture, craft specialization (including metallurgy), the emergence of large walled and ditched settlements, and long-distance exchange in stones, ivory, and ceramics.

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