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Neolithic Revolution

Subject: Archaeology

[Ge] A term popularized by Gordon Childe in the 1940s to reflect the huge impact on life that was made by the development and spread of farming, which he saw as one of two ...

Armenia

Armenia   Reference library

Emma Petrossian

The International Encyclopedia of Dance

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Performing arts, Dance, Music
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2,890 words

...miles (30,000 square kilometers); 88 percent are Armenians and the remainder are Russians, Kurds, Ukrainians, and Azeris. Armenians also live in Turkey and Iran as well as in countries beyond the Middle East. By 6000 bce , the Anatolian plateau and Armenian highlands were a neolithic farming center, one of those that led to the rise of civilization in the ancient Near East about 3500 bce . An inscription from 521 bce on the cliff of Behistun (Bisitun) first mentions Armenia, when it fell to Persia under Darius the Great. In 301 ce , the kingdom of...

Asian Dance Traditions

Asian Dance Traditions   Reference library

The International Encyclopedia of Dance

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Performing arts, Dance, Music
Length:
17,255 words

...are held in racks, while the acrobatic choreography accelerates in tempo and physical challenge. [See Korea .] Japan Japanese historical development is often divided into five broad periods, which also represent five periods of development in the performing arts. 1. The Neolithic and the early Bronze Age in Japan are known vaguely from archaeological evidence and from written materials of the eighth century ce. A clan system slowly became a unified imperial state, and early shamanism was gradually systematized into the state religion, known as Shintō....

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