Dancing at the Dawn of Agriculture

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As the nomadic hunters and gatherers of the ancient Near East turned to agriculture for their livelihood and settled into villages, religious ceremonies involving dancing became their primary means for bonding individuals into communities and households into villages. So important was dance that scenes of dancing are among the oldest and most persistent themes in Near Eastern prehistoric art, and these depictions of dance accompanied the spread of agriculture into surrounding regions of Europe and Africa. In this ...

Dancing at the Dawn of Agriculture 2014, University of Texas Press, Austin, TX

ISBN-13: 9780292745230

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Dancing at the Dawn of Agriculture 2003, University of Texas Press, Austin, TX

ISBN-13: 9780292728455

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