The post palaeolithic cultures of arabia and asia minor

ARABIA. Practically nothing is known of this area before the time of the historical Minaean and Sabaean kingdoms of southern Arabia in the 1st millennium B.C.

ASIA MINOR. A prehistoric culture, of Chalcolithic type, flourished in Asia Minor at the beginning of the 3d millennium B.c., as shown by excavations at the famous site of Troy (Troy I, 3000-2400 B.C.; Troy II, 2400-2000 B.C.) and Alishar Huyuk (Chalcolithic Age, 3000-2800 B.c.; Copper Age, 2800-2300 B.C.; Early Bronze Age, 2300 B.C. on). The historical period begins with the founding of the first Hittite kingdom about 1900 B.C.