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1/9Neolithic ArtArt in the Neolithic Near East owes its existence to developments inagriculture, architecture, and other areas.Learning ObjectivesOutline the phases of the Neolithic period in the Near East and identifycharacteristics of eachKey TakeawaysKey PointsThe Neolithic is signi±ed by a progression in behavioral andcultural characteristics including the cultivation of wild anddomestic crops and the use of domesticated animals.Neolithic culture in the Near East is separated into three phasesbased on agricultural developments, advances in architecture, andthe production of pottery.The temple located in southeastern Turkey at Gobekli Tepe circa10,000 BCE is the oldest human-made place of worship. Amongthe architectural ±nds are pillars decorated with reliefs of animals.The settlement at ‘Ain Ghazal in present-day Jordan is best knownas the earliest culture to produce large-scale human ±gures.Lacking details beyond the face and intended to be viewed onlyfrom the front, these likely served funerary purposes.Terra cotta pottery and fertility ±gures were found at Tell-Halaf innorthern Syria and Tell-al-Ubaid on the coast of the Persian Gulf.Key TermsUnknown datePrehistoric ArtThe Neolithic Period
4/28/2020The Neolithic Period | Boundless Art History2/9domesticated:Tame, naturalized.The Neolithic or New Stone Age was a period in human developmentfrom around 10,000 BCE until 3,000 BCE. Considered the last part of theStone Age, the Neolithic period is signi±ed by a progression inbehavioral and cultural characteristics including the cultivation of wildand domestic crops and the use of domesticated animals.The ancient Near East was home to the earliest civilizations within aregion roughly corresponding to the modern Middle East, includingMesopotamia , ancient Egypt, ancient Iran, the Levant, and the Arabianpeninsula. Sites in these locations dating to approximately 9500 BCEare considered the beginning of the Neolithic period.Neolithic culture in the Near East is separated into three phases:Neolithic 1 (Pre-Pottery Neolithic A), Neolithic 2 (Pre-Pottery NeolithicB), and Neolithic 3 (Pottery Neolithic).

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