By Akira Tsuneki, Shigeo Yamada, Ken-ichiro Hisada

ISBN-10: 9811005532

ISBN-13: 9789811005534

ISBN-10: 9811005540

ISBN-13: 9789811005541

This booklet explores elements of the traditional civilization in West Asia, which has had a superb influence on glossy human society―agriculture, metallurgy, towns, writing, nearby states, and monotheism, all of which seemed first in West Asia in the course of the 10th to first millennia BC.
The editors particularly use the time period "West Asia" because the "Middle East" is visible as an Eurocentric time period. by utilizing this time period, the e-book hopes to mitigate power bias (i.e. ancient and Western) through the use of a natural geographical time period. even though, the "West Asia" zone is similar to that of the narrower "Middle East," which encompasses glossy Iran and Turkey from east to west and Turkey and the Arabian Peninsula from north to south.
This quantity assembles learn from assorted disciplines, corresponding to the typical sciences, archaeology and philology/linguistics, with a purpose to take on the query of which conditions and strategies those major cultural phenomena happened in West Asia. Scrutinizing matters reminiscent of the kin among weather, geology and human actions, the origins of wheat cultivation and animal domestication, the improvement of metallurgy, the beginning of urbanization and writing, historic non secular traditions, in addition to the therapy of cultural historical past, the ebook undertakes a accomplished research of West Asian Civilization that supplied the typical heritage to cultures in a number of components of the globe, together with Europe and Asia.
These contributions will try to display a clean imaginative and prescient which emphasizes the typical cultural foundation among Europe and West Asia, status against the worldwide antagonism symbolized by way of the speculation of "Clash of Civilizations."

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15, metal deposition sites are concentrated in the UDMA and SSZ. Therefore, districts north of the Zagros Mountains are characteristically rich in metals compared with southern districts except for the Red Sea area. 3 Raw Materials for Stone Tools Siliceous rocks were also important for the ancient people in West Asia. The raw materials used to make chipped stone implements included chert, obsidian, siliceous nodules, radiolarite, and other siliceous rock. Two famous obsidian sources 34 Fig. 13 Copper deposits (Aghanabati and Ghorbani 2011) Fig.

Therefore, districts north of the Zagros Mountains are characteristically rich in metals compared with southern districts except for the Red Sea area. 3 Raw Materials for Stone Tools Siliceous rocks were also important for the ancient people in West Asia. The raw materials used to make chipped stone implements included chert, obsidian, siliceous nodules, radiolarite, and other siliceous rock. Two famous obsidian sources 34 Fig. 13 Copper deposits (Aghanabati and Ghorbani 2011) Fig. -i. Hisada 2 Geology Based Culture?

1. Turan plate Gigantic gas fields provide the most important economic resource in the Turan plate (Gregory 2004). 2. Iranian plate In the Iranian plate, Precambrian–Quaternary igneous activity, especially metamorphic and metasomatic processes, have given rise to more than 95 % of WA’s mineral resources (Qorbani et al. 2000). 3 A Brief Review of the Geology of West Asia 45 In the Republic of Azerbaijan, there are 10 metallogenic zones and 17 orebearing areas with copper, molybdenum, and polymetallic sulfide deposits as well as hydrothermal gold, arsenic, cobalt, and other metals (United Nations 2000).

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