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A Plastered Human Skull from Neolithic 'Ain Ghazal, Jordan [Extrait] / A.H. Simmons, A. Boulton, C. Roetzel Butler, Z. Kafafi, G.O. Rollefson

Publication : 1990 In : Journal of Field Archaeology, 17, 1, p. 107-110Langue : Anglais. Auteur principal: Simmons, Alan H. (1950-....) Co-auteur: Boulton, Ann ; Roetzel Butler, Carol ; Rollefson, Gary O. ; Kafafi, Zeidan Abdel-Kafi (1950-....) Résumé : Excavations in 1988 at Neolithic 'Ain Ghazal in central Jordan have recovered a well-preserved specimen of a plastered human cranium. This conforms to other examples known from Levantine Neolithic sites, notably Jericho. The 'Ain Ghazal skull adds to a very limited assemblage of comparanda, and allows rare insight into both ritual and artistic behaviors. (Revue). Sujets: vie quotidienne Chrono: Néolithique Lieux:Jordanie -- Ain Ghazal URL: Accès en ligne
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Nanterre : MSH Mondes - Paléorient - Préhistoire et Protohistoire orientales
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Excavations in 1988 at Neolithic 'Ain Ghazal in central Jordan have recovered a well-preserved specimen of a plastered human cranium. This conforms to other examples known from Levantine Neolithic sites, notably Jericho. The 'Ain Ghazal skull adds to a very limited assemblage of comparanda, and allows rare insight into both ritual and artistic behaviors. (Revue)

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