The Archaeology of Society in the Holy Land
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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APPROACHES TO THE PAST SOCIAL CHANGE AND THE ARCHAEOLOGY OF THE HOLY
STONE AGE ADAPTATION 6 SOCIAL CHANGE AND THE ARCHAEOLOGY OF THE HOLY
THE FIRST SETTLED SOCIETIES NATUFIAN 1250010200
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Acheulean agricultural animals archaeological architecture artifacts Ashkelon Bar-Yosef Beersheva biblical bones burials Byzantine Canaan cave central century BCE Chalcolithic chiefdoms coastal plain complex deposits desert Dever Early Bronze Age economic Egyptian Epipaleolithic evidence excavations Figure figurines Finkelstein Galilee Gophna Goring-Morris groups Hayonim Hazor highlands Holy Land human indicate Iron Age Israel Israelite Jericho Jerusalem Jewish Jordan Valley Kebaran Lachish Late Bronze Age layers Levantine Lower Paleolithic Mamluk material culture Mediterranean Megiddo Middle Bronze Age Middle Paleolithic millennium Moab Mousterian Nahal Natufian Negev Neolithic nomadic northern occupation Palestine period Philistine Plate political population pottery PPNB production recent region Roman Samaria sedentary settlement patterns Sinai social society southern Levant stone Stratum structures suggested Tabun Tell territory tombs Transjordan types Upper Paleolithic urban villages Wadi walls Yarmukian