ACOR and the Fulbright Commission of Jordan Proudly Present:
“A Review of Selected Sites in Jordan: Paleolithic–Neolithic Periods”
An ACOR online lecture by Prof. Maysoon Al Nahar (University of Jordan)
Delivered via Zoom on April 20, 2021
This presentation was originally given in Arabic. Simultaneous translation was provided by Ala Abusharif/Pegasus Events and Conference Preparation.
About the Lecture:
Jordan is extraordinarily rich in the archaeological vestiges of prehistoric periods. This lecture will review sites spanning from the Paleolithic (ca. 1,500,000 BC) to the end of Neolithic (ca. 4500 BC) periods. A selection of prehistoric sites from various geographical settings in Jordan will demonstrate different human settlements and development through time. In most cases, early prehistoric sites are associated with lakeshore environments. During the Paleolithic–early Epipaleolithic periods, hunter-gatherers lived in egalitarian and non-egalitarian societies, traveling from one place to another in search of resources for subsistence and raw materials such as flint for stone tools. They lived in both open-air locations and caves. In the late Epipaleolithic, people built semi-sedentary villages, and, in the Neolithic, sedentary villages supported by systematic farming became the way of life.
We hope to see you again soon for future ACOR lectures!