The Archaeology of Society in the Holy Land

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Thomas Evan Levy
Leicester University Press, 1998 - Social Science - 624 pages
This highly acclaimed volume, published fast in 1995 and now appearing in paperback marks a clear departure from earlier descriptive archaeological summaries of the Holy Land. Taking an anthropological and socioeconomic perspective, leading archaeologists working in Israel and Jordan today present timely and concise summaries of the archaeology of this region. Chronologically organized. each chapter outlines the major cultural transitions which occurred in a given archaeological period. Each chapter is accompanied by settlement pattern maps and a plate highlighting the major artifacts which archaeologists use to identify the material culture of the period. In addition, windows are presented which focus on major social issues and controversies such as 'the Agricultural Revolution'. the 'Israelite Conquest of Canaan' and 'Ancient Metal Working and Social Change.

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Contents

APPROACHES TO THE PAST SOCIAL CHANGE AND THE ARCHAEOLOGY OF THE HOLY
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STONE AGE ADAPTATION 6 SOCIAL CHANGE AND THE ARCHAEOLOGY OF THE HOLY
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THE FIRST SETTLED SOCIETIES NATUFIAN 1250010200
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Thomas E. Levy is Professor of Anthropology and Judaic Studies at the University of California, San Diego.

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