Haushalt und Tod

Inwertsetzungsprozesse und Identitäten in Ba‘ja im späten präkeramischen Neolithikum B (LPPNB) der Südlevante


The Epipalaeolithic and Neolithic personal adornments from Syria (12th-7th Millennium BC): Techniques and uses, exchanges and identities. PhD thesis, University Lumière-Lyon 2. Abstract. Neo-Lithics 2/15:34-35. [pdf]

Alarashi H.


Earliest evidence for social endogamy in the 9,000-year-old-population of Basta, Jordan. PLoS ONE 8(6): e65649.    doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0065649. (*authors contributed equally to this work).

Alt K.W.*, Benz M.*, Müller W., Berner M.E., Schultz M., Schmidt-Schultz T.H., Knipper C., Gebel H.G.K., Nissen H.J. and Vach W.


Das kooperative Gen – Abschied vom Darwinismus. Hamburg: Hoffmann und Campe.

Schmerzgrenze – Vom Ursprung alltäglicher und globaler Gewalt. München: Blessing

Bauer J.



Epilogue. Neurobiology meets archaeology: The social challenges of the Neolithic processes. Neo-Lithics 13/2: 65-69. [pdf]

Bauer J. and Benz M.


Beyond death - the construction of social identities at the transition from foraging to farming. In: M. Benz (ed.), The principle of sharing. Segregation and construction of social identities at the transition from foraging to farming. SENEPSE 14. 249-276. ex oriente: Berlin. [pdf]

Little poor babies – creation of history through death at the transition from foraging to farming. In: T.Kienlin/A. Zimmermann (eds.), Beyond elites. Alternatives to hierarchical systems in modelling social formations. 169-182. Bonn: Habelt. [pdf]

Changing medialities. Symbols of Neolithic corporate identities. In: M. Benz, T. Watkins and H.G.K. Gebel (eds.), Neolithic corporate identities. SENEPSE 20. 135-156. Berlin: ex oriente. [pdf]

Benz M.




Symbols of power - symbols of crisis? A psycho-social approach to early Neolithic symbol systems. Neo-Lithics 13/2: 11-24. [pdf]

Benz M. and Bauer J.


Burying power: New insights into incipient leadership in the Late Pre-Pottery Neolithic from an outstanding burial at Ba‘ja, southern Jordan. PLoS ONE 14(8): e0221171. 

Benz M., Gresky J., Stefanisko D., Alarashi H., Knipper C., Purschwitz C., Bauer J. and Gebel H.G.K. 


Summary on Ba'ja 1997, and insights from the later seasons. In: H.-D. Bienert, H.G.K. Gebel and R. Neef (eds.), Central settlements in Neolithic Jordan. SENEPSE 5. 119-144. Berlin: ex oriente. [pdf]

Bienert H.-D. and Gebel H.G.K.


Late Pleistocene human genome suggests a local origin for the first farmers of central Anatolia. Nature Communications 10(1218). [DOI: 10.1038/s41467-019-09209-7]

Feldman M., Fernández-Domínguez E., Reynolds L., Baird D., Pearson J., Hershkovitz I., et al.


Late Epipalaeolithic-Aceramic Neolithic sites in the Petra-Area. In: A.N. Garrard and H.G. Gebel (eds.), The prehistory of Jordan. The state of research in 1986. BAR International Series 396.1. 67-100. Oxford: B.A.R. [pdf]

Territories and palaeoenvironment: locational analysis of Neolithic site settings in the Greater Petra Area. In: S. Kerner (ed.), The Near East in Antiquity 3. 85-96. Amman: Al Kutba Publishers.

Subsistenzformen, Siedlungsweisen und Prozesse des sozialen Wandels vom akeramischen bis zum keramischen Neolithikum, II: Grundzüge sozialen Wandels im Neolithikum der südlichen Levante. [Dissertation. Freiburg: Albert-Ludwigs-Universität. pdf]

Walls. Loci of forces. In: H.G.K. Gebel, B.D. Hermansen and C.H. Jensen (eds.), Magic practices and ritual in the Near East. SENEPSE 8. 119-132. Berlin: ex oriente. [pdf]

Central to what? Remarks on the settlement patterns of the LPPNB mega-sites in Jordan. In: H.-D. Bienert, H.G.K. Gebel and R. Neef (eds.), Central Settlements in Neolithic Jordan. SENEPSE 5: 1-20. Berlin: ex oriente. [pdf]

The domestication of vertical space. The southern Jordanian case of steep-slope LPPNB architecture. In: E.B. Banning and M. Chazan (eds.), Domesticating space. Construction, community, and cosmology in the late prehistoric Near East. SENEPSE 12. 65-74. Berlin: ex oriente. [pdf]

The intricacy of Neolithic rubble layers. The Ba‘ja, Basta, and 'Ain Rahub evidence. Neo-Lithics 1/09: 33-55. [pdf]

The commodification of water. Neo-Lithics 2/10: 4-13. [pdf]

Commodification and the formation of Early Neolithic social identity. The issues as seen from the southern Jordanian Highlands. In: M. Benz (ed.), The principle of sharing. Segregation and construction of social identities at the transition from foraging to farming. SENEPSE 14. 35-80. Berlin: ex oriente. [pdf]

Territoriality in early Near Eastern sedentism. Neo-Lithics 2/14: 14-44. [pdf]

Non-formal sling balls? Evidence of geofact commodification at LPPNB Ba‘ja, South Jordan. In: B. Finlayson and C. Makarewicz (eds.), Settlement, survey and stone. Essays on Near Eastern Prehistory in honour of Gary Rollefson. Berlin: ex oriente. 235-241. [pdf]

Neolithic corporate identities in the Near East. In: M. Benz, T. Watkins and H.G.K. Gebel (eds.), Neolithic corporate identities. SENEPSE 20. 57-80. Berlin: ex oriente. [pdf]

Gebel H.G.K.













Ba‘ja hidden in the Petra Mountains. Preliminary results of the 1997 investigations. In: H.G.K. Gebel, Z. Kafafi and G. Rollefson (eds.), The prehistory of Jordan, II. Perspectives from 1997. SENEPSE 4. 221-262. Berlin: ex oriente. [pdf]

Excavating Ba’ja, Greater Petra Area, Southern Jordan. Neo-Lithics 1/97: 9-11. [pdf]

The 1997 Season at Ba'ja, Southern Jordan. Neo-Lithics 3/97: 14-18. [pdf]

Gebel H.G.K. and Bienert H.-D.



Ba‘ja Neolithic Project 1999: Short report on architectural findings. Neo-Lithics 3/99: 18-21. [pdf]

The 2000 season at Late PPNB Ba‘ja. Neo-Lithics 2-3/2000: 22-24.[pdf]

LPPNB Ba‘ja 2001. A short note. Neo-Lithics 2/01:15-20. [pdf]

Ba‘ja 2003. Summary of the 5th season of excavation. Neo-Lithics 2/04: 15-18. [pdf]

Gebel H.G.K. and Hermansen B.D.





Ba‘ja 2007: Crawl spaces, rich room dumps, and high energy events. Results of the 7th season of excavation. Neo-Lithics 1/07: 24-32. [pdf]

Gebel H.G.K. and Kinzel M.


Household and death. Preliminary results of the11th Season (2016) at Late PPNB Ba‘ja, southern Jordan. Neo-Lithics 1/17:18-36. [pdf]

Gebel H.G.K., Benz M., Purschwitz C., Kubíková B., Stefanisko D., al-Souliman A.S., Tucker K., Gesky J. and Abuhedaleh B.


Gebel H.G.K., Benz M., Purschwitz C., Abuhelaleh B., Alarashi H., al-Atrash M.A., Bauer J., Gresky J., Heitkamp B., Miškolciová L., Keßeler A., Kubíková B., Štefanisko D., Strauss M. and Wellbrock K.


Household and death 2: preliminary results of the 12th season (2018) at Late PPNB Ba‘ja, southern Jordan. Neo-Lithics 19, 20-45.  [pdf]

Ba‘ja 2005: A two-storied building and collective burials. Results of the 6th season of excavations. Neo-Lithics 1/06: 12-19. [pdf]

Gebel H.G.K., Hermansen B.D. and Kinzel M.


Kinzel M.



Some notes on the reconstruction of PPNB architecture. Neo-Lithics 2/04:18-21. [pdf]

Am Beginn des Hausbaus. Studien zur PPNB-Architektur von Shkārat Msaied und Baʻja in der Petra-Region, Süd-Jordanien. SENEPSE 17. Berlin: ex oriente.

Stage 3 manufacturing traces of the Ba‘ja LPPNB sandstone rings. Neo-Lithics 2/12: 41-50. [pdf]

Michiels T., al-Souliman A.S.A. and Gebel H.G.K.


Ba‘ja 2012: Abiotic resources and Early Neolithic raw material procurement in the Greater Petra Area (ARGPA). Research aims and first results. Neo-Lithics 1/13: 3-10. [pdf]

Early Neolithic flint raw material selection at LPPNB Ba‘ja, southern Levant. Preliminary results from two room fills of Area B-north. In: F. Borrell, J.J. Ibáñez and M. Molist (eds.), Stone tools in transition: From hunter-gatherers to farming societies in the Near East. 147-163. Bellaterra (Barcelona): Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Servei de Publicacions. [pdf]

Die lithische Ökonomie von Feuerstein im Frühneolithikum der Größeren Petra Region. SENEPSE 19. Berlin: ex oriente. [pdf]

Purschwitz C.




Ba‘ja 2007. Two room and ground floor fills: Reconstructed house-life scenarios. Neo-Lithics 2/07: 22-25. [pdf]

Purschwitz C. and Kinzel M.


The Late PPNB site of Ba‘ja, Jordan: the faunal remains (1997 season). In: H.-D. Bienert, H.G.K. Gebel and R. Neef (eds.), Central settlements in Neolithic Jordan. SENEPSE 5. 271-288. Berlin: ex oriente.

Von den Driesch A., Cartajena I. and Manhart H.


Gebel H.G.K. and Bienert H.-D. with contributions of Krämer T., Müller-Neuhof B., Neef R., Timm J. and Wright K.I.


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