University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Athropology

Author: Maurizio Tosi

Lithic Technology Behind the Ancient Lapis Lazuli Trade

By: Maurizio Tosi and Marcello Piperno

In his concise essay on the Urban Revo¬≠lution, V. Gordon Childe listed the ten basic attributes of any complex, quantitatively and qualitatively, urban society. None of the ten attributes necessarily prevails over or is prior to any other as, according to Childe, the urban revolution is the end-product of a slow accu¬≠mulation of expanding food […]