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This quantity is a learn of the archaeology and heritage of the Jordan Valley of the Southern Levant (from Dan within the north until eventually the useless Sea within the south) in the course of the heart Bronze Age (ca. 2000-1500 BCE). The research makes an attempt to summarize a wide physique of suitable fabrics bringing jointly various varieties of unearths and methods, to shape a coherent photo at the function, and value of this zone in this interval. ranging from a basic nearby assessment (including an in-depth geographical, ecological and environmental summary), a serious overview of the unearths from many of the websites within the zone are awarded, via a dialogue of assorted points of the cloth tradition (including an in depth dialogue of the pottery of sector in the course of the quite a few levels of this period), the old resources, alternate and chronology, and an try and synthesize the payment trend and approaches, from the start of the center Bronze Age till the onset of the overdue Bronze Age. whereas together with conventional features of study reminiscent of comparative stratigraphy, pottery typology, and the dialogue of the old assets, this learn additionally makes an attempt to include a variety of different views, together with broad pottery provenience stories (Neutron Activation Analysis), the research of cost ecology and inhabitants dynamics, and makes an attempt to categorise the construction styles, and political and monetary buildings in those and adjoining areas in this time-frame. as well as dealing in particular with the reveals from in the Jordan Valley, the ramifications of those unearths on different areas (and matters) within the heart Bronze Age, and vice-a-versa, affects of different areas and websites at the Jordan Valley. therefore, normal questions similar to the underlying mechanisms at the back of the start, improvement and finish of the center Bronze Age are discusses, in addition to debatable themes reminiscent of the chronology of the interval and the position of the town of Hazor. the amount concludes with an appendix with a close record on all MB websites within the Jordan Valley, and an inventory and dialogue of all 14C dates from the Jordan Valley (by Ezra Marcus). the quantity might be of curiosity to students dealing the Bronze and Iron a long time of the jap Mediterranean, as these attached to the examine of fabric tradition, construction, pottery provenience, chronology, exchange, cost styles and cultural interactions, either within the historic close to east yet in archaeology and historical heritage mostly to boot.

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