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Map of Neolithic Sites

Map of Neolithic Sites

This map shows location of the prehistoric sites mentioned within the module.  These ancient settlements are located in the modern countries of Turkey, Syria, Israel, and Jordan. Many of these sites were located along the banks of major rivers, seasonal wadis, or in zones where there was a lot of rainfall. In these favorable environmental conditions, the inhabitants of these ancient settlements were able to cultivate crops and raise animals.

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