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 Bar-Yosef, Ofer. "The Neolithic Period." In The Archaeology of Ancient Israel, ed. Amnon Ben-Tor, pp. 10­p;39. New Haven: Yale University Press; Tel Aviv: Open University of Israel, 1992.

Grissom, Carol. "Conservation of Neolithic Lime Plaster Statues from 'Ain Ghazal." In Archaeological Conservation and its Consequences , eds. Ashok Roy and Perry Smith. London: Butterworth, 1996.

Roaf, Michael. "Early Farmers." In Cultural Atlas of Mesopotamia and the Ancient Near East, pp. 18­p;35. Oxford: Equinox and Facts on File, 1990.

Rollefson, Gary O. "The Uses of Plaster at Neolithic 'Ain Ghazal, Jordan."Archeomaterials 4 (1990): 33­p;54.

Simmons, Alan H., Ilse Köhler-Rollefson, Gary O. Rollefson, Rolfe Mandel, and Zeidan Kafafi. " 'Ain Ghazal: A Major Neolithic Settlement in Central Jordan." Science 240 (1 April 1988): 35­p;39.

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