The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of the Levant: c. 8000-332 BCE

Hardcover | January 24, 2014

EditorMargreet L. Steiner, Ann E. Killebrew

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This Handbook aims to serve as a research guide to the archaeology of the Levant, an area situated at the crossroads of the ancient world that linked the eastern Mediterranean, Anatolia, Mesopotamia, and Egypt. The Levant as used here is a historical geographical term referring to a large areawhich today comprises the modern states of Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, western Syria, and Cyprus, as well as the West Bank, Gaza, and the Sinai. Unique in its treatment of the entire region, it offers a comprehensive overview and analysis of the current state of the archaeology of the Levant within its larger cultural, historical, and socio-economic contexts. The Handbook also attempts to bridge the modern scholarly and political dividebetween archaeologists working in this highly contested region. Written by leading international scholars in the field, it focuses chronologically on the Neolithic through Persian periods - a time span during which the Levant was often in close contact with the imperial powers of Egypt, Anatolia,Assyria, Babylon, and Persia. This volume will serve as an invaluable reference work for those interested in a contextualised archaeological account of this region, beginning with the tenth millennium BCE "agricultural revolution", until the conquest of Alexander the Great that marked the end of thePersian period.

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This Handbook aims to serve as a research guide to the archaeology of the Levant, an area situated at the crossroads of the ancient world that linked the eastern Mediterranean, Anatolia, Mesopotamia, and Egypt. The Levant as used here is a historical geographical term referring to a large areawhich today comprises the modern states of ...

Margreet L. Steiner is an independent scholar in Leiden, The Netherlands. She has, together with Henk Franken, published the results of the large trench of Kenyon's excavations in Jerusalem. For the past thirty years she has participated in or directed excavations in Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, and the Palestinian Territories. Currently s...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:936 pagesPublished:January 24, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 13:9780199212972

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List of FiguresAnn E. Killebrew and Margreet L. Steiner: IntroductionSection 1: Archaeology of the Levant: Background and definitions1. Matthew J. Suriano: Historical geography of the ancient Levant2. Holger Gzella: Peoples and languages of the Levant during the Bronze and Iron Ages3. Thomas Davis: History of research4. Ilan Sharon: Levantine chronologySection 2: The Levant as the crossroads between empires: Egypt, Anatolia, Mesopotamia, and Persia5. Gregory D. Mumford: Egypt and the Levant6. Horst Klengel: Anatolia (Hittites) and the Levant7. Tammi J. Schneider: Mesopotamia (Assyrians and Babylonians) and the Levant8. Josette Elayi: Achaemenid Persia and the LevantSection 3: The archaeological recordSubsection 1: The Neolithic period9. Bill Finlayson: Introduction to the Levant during the Neolithic Period10. Peter M. M. G. Akkermans: The northern Levant during the Neolithic period: Damascus and Beyond: Neolithic settlement dynamics in Syria and Lebanon11. A. Nigel Goring-Morris and Anna Belfer-Cohen: The southern Levant (Cisjordan) during the Neolithic period12. Alison Betts: The southern Levant (Transjordan) during the Neolithic period13. Joanne Clarke: Cyprus during the Neolithic periodSubsection 2: The Chalcolithic period14. Thomas E. Levy: Introduction to the Levant during the Chalcolithic Period: Regional Perspectives15. Gassia Artin: The northern Levant during the Chalcolithic period: The Lebanese-Syrian Coast16. Yorke M. Rowan: The southern Levant (Cisjordan) during the Chalcolithic period17. Zeidan A. Kafafi: The southern Levant (Transjordan) during the Chalcolithic period: Jordan (c. 4500-3500 BC)18. Edgar J. Peltenburg: Cyprus during the Chalcolithic periodSubsection 3: The Early and Internediate Bronze Ages19. Raphael Greenberg: Introduction to the Levant during the Early Bronze Age20. Lisa Cooper: The northern Levant (Syria) during the Early Bronze Age21. Hermann Genz: The northern Levant (Lebanon) during the Early Bronze Age22. Pierre de Miroschedji: The southern Levant (Cisjordan) during the Early Bronze Age23. Suzanne Richard: The southern Levant (Transjordan) during the Early Bronze Age24. Jennifer M. Webb: Cyprus during the Early Bronze Age25. Harvey Weiss: The northern Levant during the Intermediate Bronze Age: Altered trajectories26. Kay Prag: The southern Levant during the Intermediate Bronze AgeSubsection 4: The Middle Bronze Age27. Aaron A. Burke: Introduction to the Levant during the Middle Bronze Age28. Daniele Morandi Bonacossi: The northern Levant (Syria) during the Middle Bronze Age29. Hanan Charaf: The northern Levant (Lebanon) during the Middle Bronze Age30. Susan L. Cohen: The southern Levant (Cisjordan) during the Middle Bronze Age31. Stephen J. Bourke: The southern Levant (Transjordan) during the Middle Bronze Age32. David Frankel: Cyprus during the Middle Bronze AgeSubsection 5: The Late Bronze Age33. E. Susan Sherratt: Introduction to the Levant during Late Bronze Age34. Marta Luciani: The northern Levant (Syria) during the Late Bronze Age: Small kingdoms between the supra-regional empires of the international age35. Marlies Heinz and Sabina Kulemann-Ossen: The northern Levant (Lebanon) during the Late Bronze Age36. Nava Panitz-Cohen: The southern Levant (Cisjordan) during the Late Bronze Age37. Peter M. Fischer: The southern Levant (Transjordan) during the Late Bronze Age38. Louise Steel: Cyprus during the Late Bronze AgeSubsection 6: The Iron Age I period39. Ann E. Killebrew: Introduction to the Levant during the Transitional Late Bronze Age/Iron Age I and Iron Age I periods40. Helene Sader: The northern Levant during the Iron Age I period41. Ayelet Gilboa: The southern Levant (Cisjordan) during the Iron Age I period42. Larry G. Herr: The southern Levant (Transjordan) during the Iron Age I period43. Maria Iacovou: Cyprus during the Iron Age I period (Late Cypriot IIC IIIA): Settlement Pattern crisis (LC IIC IIIA) to the restructuring (LC IIIB) of its settlement patternSubsection 7: The Iron Age II period44. Margreet L. Steiner: Introduction to the Levant during the Iron Age II period45. Stefania Mazzoni: The Aramean states during the Iron Age II-III periods46. Maria Eugenia Aubet: Phoenicia during the Iron Age II period47. David Ben-Shlomo: Philistia during the Iron Age II period48. Ann E. Killebrew: Israel during the Iron Age II period49. James W. Hardin: Judah during the Iron Age II period50. Randall W. Younker: Ammon during the Iron Age II period51. Margreet L. Steiner: Moab during the Iron Age II period52. Piotr Bienkowski: Edom during the Iron Age II period53. Maria Iacovou: Cyprus during the Iron Age through the Persian period: From the eleventh century BC to the abolition of the city-kingdoms (c. 300 BC)54. Jeffrey R. Zorn: The Levant during the Babylonian period55. Gunnar Lehmann: The Levant during the Persian periodIndex