Acknowledgments

This study has been directly and indirectly supported by the Department of Anthropology, University of California at Berkeley, the Social Sciences and

Humanities Research Council of Canada (grant #753-91-0218), the Department of Anthropology at Harvard University, the Peabody Museum at Harvard, the Mellon Foundation, the National Science Foundation (grant #91-12725), the Sigma Xi Foundation, the American Schools of Oriental Research, the British Institute in Amman for Archaeology and History, and a Frederick Sheldon Fellowship from Harvard University. This study would not have been possible without the kindness and assistance cf B. Byrd, E. B. Banning, H. Mahasneh, Z. Kafafi, A. Belfer-Cohen, N. Goring-Morris, I. Gilead,

A. Gopher, and A. Betts. Discussions with and critical editorial comments by

B. Byrd, R. Joyce, O. Bar-Yosef, R. Preucel, and, most of all, G. Rollefson and M. Chesson, have been crucial to the development of this chapter. While not agreeing with some of the concepts and interpretations presented in this manuscript, their constructive criticism has immeasurably improved the clarity and organization of it.

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