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The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of the Levant Margreet L. Steiner (Independent scholar)

The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of the Levant By Margreet L. Steiner (Independent scholar)

The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of the Levant by Margreet L. Steiner (Independent scholar)


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This Handbook offers an overview of the archaeology of the Levant. Written by leading scholars in the field, it integrates the treatment of the archaeology of the region within its larger cultural and social context and focuses chronologically on the Neolithic through to the Persian periods.

The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of the Levant Summary

The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of the Levant: c. 8000-332 BCE by Margreet L. Steiner (Independent scholar)

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 area which today comprises the modern states of Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, western Syria, and Cyprus, as well as the West Bank, Gaza Strip, and the Sinai Peninsula. 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 divide between 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 'agricultural revolution' until the conquest of Alexander the Great that marked the end of the Persian period.

The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of the Levant Reviews

their contents, the scope of the contributions, and the obvious mastery of the subjects discussed, exceeded my expectations: both Steiner and Killebrew . . . are to be congratulated for works that deserve to be on the bookshelf - or the desk - of anyone working in the field of, notably, Ancient Near Eastern research. * Jan P. Stronk, Classical Journal Online *
the Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of the Levant will certainly be consulted regularly by students and scholars alike. * Alexander Ahrens, BiOr *
Steiner and Killebrew have delivered exactly what those of us in Biblical Studies needed: an access point for engaging with the world of archaeology as it pertains to the Levant. * Kurtis Peters, Reviews in Biblical and Early Christian Studies *

About Margreet L. Steiner (Independent scholar)

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 she is co-director of the renewed excavations of tell Abu Sarbut, Jordan. She has published widely on the archaeology of the Levant. Ann E. Killebrew is an Associate Professor in the Department of Classics and Ancient Mediterranean Studies and Jewish Studies program at the Pennsylvania State University. She has directed or participated in dozens of excavations in Israel, Turkey, and Egypt during the past thirty-five years. Currently she co-directs the Tel Akko Total Archaeology Project in Israel. She is author of numerous publications relating to archaeology of the Levant, including the award-winning book, Biblical Peoples and Ethnicity: An Archaeological Study of Egyptians, Canaanite, Philistines, and Early Israel 1300 - 1100 B.C.E. (2005).

Table of Contents

List of Figures Ann E. Killebrew and Margreet L. Steiner: Introduction Section 1: Archaeology of the Levant: Background and definitions 1: Matthew J. Suriano: Historical geography of the ancient Levant 2: Holger Gzella: Peoples and languages of the Levant during the Bronze and Iron Ages 3: Thomas Davis: History of research 4: Ilan Sharon: Levantine chronology Section 2: The Levant as the crossroads between empires: Egypt, Anatolia, Mesopotamia, and Persia 5: Gregory D. Mumford: Egypt and the Levant 6: Horst Klengel: Anatolia (Hittites) and the Levant 7: Tammi J. Schneider: Mesopotamia (Assyrians and Babylonians) and the Levant 8: Josette Elayi: Achaemenid Persia and the Levant Section 3: The archaeological record Subsection 1: The Neolithic period 9: Bill Finlayson: Introduction to the Levant during the Neolithic Period 10: Peter M. M. G. Akkermans: The northern Levant during the Neolithic period: Damascus and Beyond: Neolithic settlement dynamics in Syria and Lebanon 11: A. Nigel Goring-Morris and Anna Belfer-Cohen: The southern Levant (Cisjordan) during the Neolithic period 12: Alison Betts: The southern Levant (Transjordan) during the Neolithic period 13: Joanne Clarke: Cyprus during the Neolithic period Subsection 2: The Chalcolithic period 14: Thomas E. Levy: Introduction to the Levant during the Chalcolithic Period: Regional Perspectives 15: Gassia Artin: The northern Levant during the Chalcolithic period: The Lebanese-Syrian Coast 16: Yorke M. Rowan: The southern Levant (Cisjordan) during the Chalcolithic period 17: Zeidan A. Kafafi: The southern Levant (Transjordan) during the Chalcolithic period: Jordan (c. 4500-3500 BC) 18: Edgar J. Peltenburg: Cyprus during the Chalcolithic period Subsection 3: The Early and Internediate Bronze Ages 19: Raphael Greenberg: Introduction to the Levant during the Early Bronze Age 20: Lisa Cooper: The northern Levant (Syria) during the Early Bronze Age 21: Hermann Genz: The northern Levant (Lebanon) during the Early Bronze Age 22: Pierre de Miroschedji: The southern Levant (Cisjordan) during the Early Bronze Age 23: Suzanne Richard: The southern Levant (Transjordan) during the Early Bronze Age 24: Jennifer M. Webb: Cyprus during the Early Bronze Age 25: Harvey Weiss: The northern Levant during the Intermediate Bronze Age: Altered trajectories 26: Kay Prag: The southern Levant during the Intermediate Bronze Age Subsection 4: The Middle Bronze Age 27: Aaron A. Burke: Introduction to the Levant during the Middle Bronze Age 28: Daniele Morandi Bonacossi: The northern Levant (Syria) during the Middle Bronze Age 29: Hanan Charaf: The northern Levant (Lebanon) during the Middle Bronze Age 30: Susan L. Cohen: The southern Levant (Cisjordan) during the Middle Bronze Age 31: Stephen J. Bourke: The southern Levant (Transjordan) during the Middle Bronze Age 32: David Frankel: Cyprus during the Middle Bronze Age Subsection 5: The Late Bronze Age 33: E. Susan Sherratt: Introduction to the Levant during Late Bronze Age 34: Marta Luciani: The northern Levant (Syria) during the Late Bronze Age: Small kingdoms between the supra-regional empires of the international age 35: Marlies Heinz and Sabina Kulemann-Ossen: The northern Levant (Lebanon) during the Late Bronze Age 36: Nava Panitz-Cohen: The southern Levant (Cisjordan) during the Late Bronze Age 37: Peter M. Fischer: The southern Levant (Transjordan) during the Late Bronze Age 38: Louise Steel: Cyprus during the Late Bronze Age Subsection 6: The Iron Age I period 39: Ann E. Killebrew: Introduction to the Levant during the Transitional Late Bronze Age/Iron Age I and Iron Age I periods 40: Helene Sader: The northern Levant during the Iron Age I period 41: Ayelet Gilboa: The southern Levant (Cisjordan) during the Iron Age I period 42: Larry G. Herr: The southern Levant (Transjordan) during the Iron Age I period 43: 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 pattern Subsection 7: The Iron Age II period 44: Margreet L. Steiner: Introduction to the Levant during the Iron Age II period 45: Stefania Mazzoni: The Aramean states during the Iron Age II-III periods 46: Maria Eugenia Aubet: Phoenicia during the Iron Age II period 47: David Ben-Shlomo: Philistia during the Iron Age II period 48: Ann E. Killebrew: Israel during the Iron Age II period 49: James W. Hardin: Judah during the Iron Age II period 50: Randall W. Younker: Ammon during the Iron Age II period 51: Margreet L. Steiner: Moab during the Iron Age II period 52: Piotr Bienkowski: Edom during the Iron Age II period 53: 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 period 55: Gunnar Lehmann: The Levant during the Persian period Index

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The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of the Levant: c. 8000-332 BCE by Margreet L. Steiner (Independent scholar)
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