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Klaus Schmidt: Göbekli Tepe, English edition has appeared in Dec. 2012
ex oriente Publishers decided to include the English version of Klaus Schmidt's popular book on Göbekli Tepe in their publication programme, which first appeared in 2006 in German, and meanwhile also is available in Turkish, Russian and Italian.
By publishing the English edition, ex oriente wants both to encourage the Göbekli Tepe research, as well as helping to provide information on the excavator's sights on his extraordinary findings. Please, order the book here.

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ex oriente is an independent scientific association devoted to interdisciplinary research and transnational cooperation in the study of human cultural development in the prehistoric Near and Middle East.   [ read more ]

Ba'ja Project

The 2007 Season
The Late Pre-Pottery Neolithic site of Ba'ja is well-known for its extreme setting within the rugged sandstone formations north of Petra. Up to now, no other early sedentary community is known for choosing such a shielded and hidden location.     [ more ]


You can order our publications directly in our bookshop
ex oriente publishers issue two series and one newsletter to promote knowledge on early Near Eastern production, subsistence, environment. While the Neo-Lithics helps the quick circulation of new insights and helps communication of the Near Eastern “Neo-Lithic family”, the two series are for final publications of Neolithic sites in Southwest Asia and for the publication of thesis, proceedings, etc.
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Neolithic Heritage Trail

To increase understanding and awareness
The Neolithic Heritage Trail is a project proposed to the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities of Jordan to increase national and international understanding and awareness of the importance of the Neolithic of Southern Jordan and to enable the local community to be involved and benefit in the presentation of cultural heritage.     [ more ]



ex oriente publishes the newsletter “NEO-LITHICS: The Newsletter of Southwest Asian Lithics Research”.
You can download the NEO-LITHIC newsletter and various articles   [ here ]


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