A Russian Before and After the Revolution: P. P. Efimenko, a Pioneer of Levantine Prehistoric Research

Ofer Marder, Isaac Gilead, Zinovi Matskevich, Ianir Milevski, Dmitry Yegorov, Alla Nagorsky

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Abstract

This paper offers a reappraisal of the Levantine prehistoric chronological sequence constructed by Pyotr Petrovich Efimenko (1884–1969). As a young Russian prehistorian, Efimenko visited Palestine in 1913, collected material from several sites and, in 1915, published a synthesis in which he compared the prehistory of Europe with that of the Near East. This was part of his comprehensive monograph on the Prehistory of Eurasia which was also based on his work at the sites of Mezin and Kostenki and the Palaeolithic of Russia. The current paper also attempts to evaluate the career of Efimenko particularly in light of the unfamiliarity of his work among prehistorians working in the southern Levant.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)90-109
Number of pages20
JournalPalestine Exploration Quarterly
Volume150
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 3 Apr 2018
Externally publishedYes

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© 2018, © Palestine Exploration Fund 2018.

Funding

This work was supported by Hue University Strong Research Teams (Conservation and Development of Medicinal Plant and Non-Timber Forest Products (NTFPs) Resources)-03 Le Loi str., Hue city, Vietnam.

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Hue University Strong Research Teams

    Keywords

    • Efimenko
    • Prehistory of the Levant
    • Soviet archaeology
    • lithic assemblages

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