Study sheds new light on the origin of civilization

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New research from the University of Warwick, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Reichman University, Universitat Pompeu Fabra and the Barcelona School of Economics challenges the conventional theory that the transition from foraging to farming drove the development of complex, hierarchical societies by creating agricultural surplus in areas of fertile land. Reconstruction of Neolithic Catalhoyuk in southern Turkey (ca. 6500 BCE) [Credit: Brown University] In The Origin of the...


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