Processes of Immigration and Adaptation in Late Chalcolithic Northeastern Syria

Author(s): Frank Hole

Year: 2015


An incursion of immigrants into the Khabur River drainage of northeastern Syria exemplifies a set of historical processes that are sometimes suspected, but often discounted as unrealistic or unprovable. The principal processes are (1) emigration from a homeland and immigration into a new land, (2) selective transmission of culture traits to a new locale, (3) divergent adaptation, (4) assimilation of new traits, and (5) formation of a new cultural tradition. These processes are exemplified by six Late Ubaid sites in the Khabur and one in southern Anatolia.

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Processes of Immigration and Adaptation in Late Chalcolithic Northeastern Syria. Frank Hole. Presented at The 80th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, San Francisco, California. 2015 ( tDAR id: 398052)

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Geographic Keywords
West Asia

Spatial Coverage

min long: 25.225; min lat: 15.115 ; max long: 66.709; max lat: 45.583 ;