© 1995

Prehistoric Cultural Ecology and Evolution

Insights from Southern Jordan


Part of the Interdisciplinary Contributions to Archaeology book series (IDCA)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxv
  2. Donald O. Henry
    Pages 33-41
  3. Donald O. Henry
    Pages 43-48
  4. Donald O. Henry
    Pages 49-84
  5. Nancy R. Coinman, Donald O. Henry
    Pages 133-214
  6. Donald O. Henry
    Pages 215-242
  7. Donald O. Henry
    Pages 243-293
  8. Donald O. Henry, Chen Shen
    Pages 295-317
  9. Donald O. Henry
    Pages 345-352
  10. David S. Reese
    Pages 385-390

About this book


Offering the most comprehensive study of southern Jordan, this illuminating account presents detailed data from over a hundred archaeological sites stretching from the Lower Paleotlithic to the Chalcolithic periods. The author uses archaeological and paleoenvironmental evidence to reconstruct synchronic and evolutionary aspects of the cultural ecology of the prehistoric inhabitants of southern Jordan. This study exemplifies that cultural historic and processual approaches are integral to examining prehistoric cultural ecology. Numerous artifact illustrations as well as tables and appendixes containing primary data are included.


Evolution Middle Paleolithic Neolithic Vor- und Frühgeschichte chalcolithic cultural ecology paleolithic

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of TulsaTulsaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Prehistoric Cultural Ecology and Evolution
  • Book Subtitle Insights from Southern Jordan
  • Authors Donald O. Henry
  • Series Title Interdisciplinary Contributions to Archaeology
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1995
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-306-45048-8
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4419-3246-4
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4757-2397-7
  • Series ISSN 1568-2722
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXV, 466
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Archaeology
    Life Sciences, general
  • Buy this book on publisher's site


`Essential for specialists in the very early Near East, and is important and valuable for anyone interested in cultural ecology.'