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By Akira Tsuneki, Shigeo Yamada, Ken-ichiro Hisada

This publication explores points of the traditional civilization in West Asia, which has had a good effect on smooth human society―agriculture, metallurgy, towns, writing, nearby states, and monotheism, all of which seemed first in West Asia throughout the 10th to first millennia BC.
The editors in particular use the time period "West Asia" because the "Middle East" is obvious as an Eurocentric time period. by utilizing this time period, the publication hopes to mitigate power bias (i.e. historic and Western) through the use of a natural geographical time period. despite the fact that, the "West Asia" sector is similar to that of the narrower "Middle East," which encompasses smooth Iran and Turkey from east to west and Turkey and the Arabian Peninsula from north to south.
This quantity assembles learn from diverse disciplines, equivalent to the traditional sciences, archaeology and philology/linguistics, with a purpose to take on the query of which conditions and methods those major cultural phenomena happened in West Asia. Scrutinizing topics akin to the kin among weather, geology and human actions, the origins of wheat cultivation and animal domestication, the advance of metallurgy, the delivery of urbanization and writing, historic spiritual traditions, in addition to the remedy of cultural history, the ebook undertakes a accomplished research of West Asian Civilization that supplied the typical historical past to cultures in a variety of parts of the globe, together with Europe and Asia.
These contributions will try and exhibit a clean imaginative and prescient which emphasizes the typical cultural starting place among Europe and West Asia, status towards the worldwide antagonism symbolized via the speculation of "Clash of Civilizations."

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15 Iron and manganese deposits (Aghanabati and Ghorbani 2011) are situated in Anatolia, and volcanic glass which has been traded throughout West Asia was used for making chipped implements, particularly during the Neolithic era. Other siliceous rocks such as chert and radiolarite have wider distributions and were indispensable materials for making chipped stone implements. I personally had a chance to study radiolarite of the Iranian Zagros Mountains, and have previously reported the general characteristics of siliceous rocks.

1977) whereas those of the Turan Plate are of Pliocene age (Aghanabati 2013). Oil exploration began in the Republic of Azerbaijan in 1871 and has continued ever since, resulting in the drilling of more than 21,000 boreholes in various exploration areas, including the Absheron Peninsula, Caspian continental shelf, and Kura Embayment. 6 billion tons; the gas reserve of the largest accumulation is 1 trillion cubic meters and the total gas reserves are estimated to be 2–7 trillion cubic meters. The ancient Iranians considered fire sacred; they called the burning natural gas springs “Eternal Flames,” and constructed fire temples around them.

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