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By Alexander Fantalkin, Assaf Yasur-Landau

This selection of twelve papers, devoted to Professor Israel Finkelstein, bargains with a variety of elements about the archaeology of Israel and the Levant throughout the Bronze and Iron a long time. even though the world lower than dialogue runs from southeastern Turkey (Alalakh) all the way down to the arid zones of the Negev desolate tract, the most emphasis is at the Land of Israel. This assortment presents the latest review of a few thorny matters in Israeli archaeology in the course of the Bronze and Iron a while and in particular addresses chronology, country formation, identification, and supplier. It deals, inter alia, a clean examine the burial practices and iconography of the classes mentioned, in addition to a re-examination of the subsistence economic system and payment styles. This e-book is finely illustrated with greater than sixty unique drawings.

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Archaeological evidence concerning Jerusalem, the kingdom’s capital, in the days of David and Solomon and up to the late 9th – early 8th centuries BCE, has so far revealed data insufficient to support the existence of a developed state, characterized by hierarchically organized administrative specialization (cf. Spencer 1998: 17). A recently suggested “view from the border” (Bunimovitz and Lederman 2001: 144–147 with earlier references; cf. e. Jerusalem in the early Iron Age IIA, to its periphery, offers no real help.

Area N is located at the foot of the northwestern side of the tell, approximately 100 m to the north of the spring. Of four levels detected in the excavations, three were dated to the Middle Bronze III. l. 5 ha more than the accepted size of 12 ha. This calculation affects the size of the population proportionately. Furthermore, habitation on slopes of mounds was probably a wide phenomenon, and should be taken into account when dealing with urban rank-size hierarchy and population estimates (cf.

Tel Aviv 12: 181–203. ——. 2000. The Middle Bronze Age IIA Pottery Repertoire: A Comparative Study. , eds. Aphek-Antipatris I: Excavation of Areas A and B. The 1972–1976 Seasons. Tel Aviv: 239–254. Bietak, M. 2002. Relative and Absolute Chronology of the Middle Bronze Age: Comments on the Present State of Research. , ed. The Middle Bronze Age in the Levant: Proceedings of an International Conference on MBIIA Ceramic Material. Vienna, 24th of January –28th of January 2001. Vienna: 29–42. Broshi, M.

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