More DNA from ancient people east of the Fertile Crescent
is needed to confirm that people spread from Iran eastward, says anthropologist Christina Papageorgopoulou of the Democritus University of Thrace in Greece.
However, now it appears that "different populations in different parts of the Fertile Crescent
were coming up with similar solutions to finding a successful way of life," added co-author Stephen Shennan of UCL's Institute of Archaeology, the Orlando Sentinel reported.
spontaneum) is still widely distributed along the Fertile Crescent
, particularly in the driest areas (Harlan and Zohary 1966).
I would also be wary of the Shia-Sunni violence in the Fertile Crescent
and its possible infection of India.
The title The Fertile Crescent
plays as a pun on both the essentialist view of women and its Orientalist associations derived from the University of Chicago archaeologist James Henry Breasted's use of the term early in the twentieth century.
Moreover, they boast a rich culture and history that includes the Fertile Crescent
, the Pyramids of Giza, the monumental architecture of Andalusia, and the ever famous mosaic designs of Morocco.
Iraq and Syria have been described as the pillars of the Arab Fertile Crescent
But the big question is whether a nuclear deal with Iran will cool the rapidly intensifying Sunni-Shia conflict that threatens to suck in the whole of the Fertile Crescent
and the Arabian Peninsula.
Second, with the end of the Ba'ath regime in Iraq and the advent of the "Arab Spring", the Fertile Crescent
(comprising three mixed sectarian weak states, Syria, Iraq and Lebanon) has grown more susceptible to the neoimperial ambitions of these periphery powers.
strategic position southwest of the Fertile Crescent
which embraced an area stretching from the very base of Mesopotamia through
The economic progress that would come with peace has to be put in the context of the Fertile Crescent
overall," adds Balik.
We inherited most of our domesticated species in the last 20,000 years from the Fertile Crescent
, through the ancient Greeks and Romans.