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The Resource The archaeology of society in the Holy Land, edited by Thomas Evan Levy

The archaeology of society in the Holy Land, edited by Thomas Evan Levy

Label
The archaeology of society in the Holy Land
Title
The archaeology of society in the Holy Land
Statement of responsibility
edited by Thomas Evan Levy
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • This comprehensive book marks a clear departure from previous archaeological summaries of the Holy Land. Taking an anthropological and socioeconomic perspective, many of the leading archaeologists who work in Israel and Jordan today present timely and concise summaries of the archaeology of the region. Chronologically organized, each chapter outlines the major cultural transitions, that occurred in a given archaeological period. In explaining the processes that were responsible for culture change, the authors review the most recent research concerning settlement patterns, innovations and technology, religion and ideology, and social organization. The material culture of every period of human history in the Holy Land is explored from the earliest prehistoric hominids, through the Biblical and historical periods, up to the twentieth century. Each chapter is accompanied by maps showing settlement patterns and plates, highlighting the major artifacts that archaeologists use to identify the material culture of the period. In addition, windows at the end of chapters focus on issues such as Megiddo and its excavators, 1852-1967; a case study of settlement archaeology; the upper Paleolithic sites of Gebel Lagana; craft specialization in the Chalcolithic period; death in Canaan: mortuary behavior as a reflection of society and ideology; when did the Late Bronze Age begin?; Masada; the Meaning of the Dome of the Rock; stages in the process of spatial change in Palestine, 1800-1914
  • This comprehensive book marks a clear departure from previous archaeological summaries of the Holy Land. Taking an anthropological and socioeconomic perspective, many of the leading archaeologists who work in Israel and Jordan today present timely and concise summaries of the archaeology of the region. Chronologically organized, each chapter outlines the major cultural transitions, that occurred in a given archaeological period. In explaining the processes that were responsible for culture change, the authors review the most recent research concerning settlement patterns, innovations and technology, religion and ideology, and social organization. The material culture of every period of human history in the Holy Land is explored from the earliest prehistoric hominids, through the Biblical and historical periods, up to the twentieth century. Each chapter is accompanied by maps showing settlement patterns and plates, highlighting the major artifacts that archaeologists use to identify the material culture of the period. In addition, windows at the end of chapters focus on issues such as Megiddo and its excavators, 1852-1967; a case study of settlement archaeology; the upper Paleolithic sites of Gebel Lagana; craft specialization in the Chalcolithic period; death in Canaan: mortuary behavior as a reflection of society and ideology; when did the Late Bronze Age begin?; Masada; the Meaning of the Dome of the Rock; stages in the process of spatial change in Palestine, 1800-1914
Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Levy, Thomas Evan
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  • Excavations (Archaeology)
  • Palestine
  • Palestine
  • Palestine
Label
The archaeology of society in the Holy Land, edited by Thomas Evan Levy
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [549]-604) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Neil Asher Silberman
  • Man and the natural environment
  • Avinoam Danin
  • The changing landscape
  • Paul Goldberg
  • People of the Holy Land from prehistory to the recent past
  • Patricia Smith
  • Social change and the archaeology of the Holy Land : prehistoric lithic production through time
  • Augustin F.C. Holl,
  • Thomas E. Levy
  • Preface
  • The Lower Paleolithic of Israel
  • Naama Goren-Inbar
  • The origins of modern humans
  • Ofer Bar-Yosef
  • The foragers of the Upper Paleolithic period
  • Isaac Gilead
  • Complex hunter/gatherers at the end of the Paleolithic (20,000-10,000 BP)
  • Nigel Goring-Morris
  • The first settled societies : Natufian (12,500-10,200 BP)
  • Francois Valla
  • Thomas E. Levy
  • Earliest food producers : pre-pottery Neolithic (8000-5500)
  • Ofer Bar-Yosef
  • Early pottery-bearing groups in Israel : the pottery Neolithic period
  • Avi Gopher
  • Cult, metallurgy and rank societies : Chalcolithic period (CA. 4500-3500 BCE)
  • Thomas E. Levy
  • Plough and pasture in the early economy of the southern Levant
  • Caroline Grigson
  • Early Bronze Age Canaan : some spatial and demographic observations
  • Ram Gophna
  • Prehistoric chronological framework
  • Social structure in the Early Bronze IV period in Palestine
  • William G. Dever
  • The dawn of internationalism : the Middle Bronze Age
  • David Ilan
  • On the edge of empires : Late Bronze Age (1500-1200 BCE)
  • Shlomo Bunimovitz
  • The impact of the Sea Peoples (1185-1050 BCE)
  • Lawrence E. Stager
  • The great transformation : the "conquest" of the highlands frontiers and the rise of the territorial states
  • Israel Finkelstein
  • Ofer Bar-Yosef
  • The kingdoms of Israel and Judah : political and economic centralization in the Iron IIA-B (CA. 1000-750 BCE)
  • John S. Holladay, Jr.
  • The kingdoms of Ammon, Moab and Edom : the archaeology of society in Late Bronze/Iron Age Transjordan (CA. 1400-500 BCE)
  • Oystein S. LaBianca,
  • Randall W. Younker
  • Social structure in Palestine in the Iron II Period on the eve of destruction
  • William G. Dever
  • Between Persia and Greece : trade, administration and warfare in the Persian and Hellenistic periods (539-63 BCE)
  • Ephraim Stern
  • The impact of Rome on the periphery : the case of Palestina : Roman period (63 BCE - 324 CE)
  • Social change and the archaeology of the Holy Land
  • James D. Anderson
  • Church, state and the transformation of Palestine : the Byzantine period (324-640 CE)
  • Joseph Patrich
  • Islam and the socio-cultural transition of Palestine : early Islamic Period (638-1099 CE)
  • Donald Whitcomb
  • Settlement and society formation in Crusader Palestine
  • Ronnie Ellenblum
  • Between Cairo and Damascus : rural life and urban economics in the Holy Land during the Ayyubid, Mamluk and Ottoman periods
  • Myriam Rosen-Ayalon
  • The introduction of modern technology into the Holy Land (1800-1914 CE)
  • Thomas E. Levy,
  • Ruth Kark
  • Conclusion : a mass in celebration of the conference
  • Norman Yoffee
  • Augustin F. C. Holl
  • Power, politics and the past : the social construction of antiquity in the Holy Land
Control code
31074896
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xvi, 624 pages
Isbn
9780816028559
Lccn
94035170
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
(WaOLN)1659274
Label
The archaeology of society in the Holy Land, edited by Thomas Evan Levy
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [549]-604) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Neil Asher Silberman
  • Man and the natural environment
  • Avinoam Danin
  • The changing landscape
  • Paul Goldberg
  • People of the Holy Land from prehistory to the recent past
  • Patricia Smith
  • Social change and the archaeology of the Holy Land : prehistoric lithic production through time
  • Augustin F.C. Holl,
  • Thomas E. Levy
  • Preface
  • The Lower Paleolithic of Israel
  • Naama Goren-Inbar
  • The origins of modern humans
  • Ofer Bar-Yosef
  • The foragers of the Upper Paleolithic period
  • Isaac Gilead
  • Complex hunter/gatherers at the end of the Paleolithic (20,000-10,000 BP)
  • Nigel Goring-Morris
  • The first settled societies : Natufian (12,500-10,200 BP)
  • Francois Valla
  • Thomas E. Levy
  • Earliest food producers : pre-pottery Neolithic (8000-5500)
  • Ofer Bar-Yosef
  • Early pottery-bearing groups in Israel : the pottery Neolithic period
  • Avi Gopher
  • Cult, metallurgy and rank societies : Chalcolithic period (CA. 4500-3500 BCE)
  • Thomas E. Levy
  • Plough and pasture in the early economy of the southern Levant
  • Caroline Grigson
  • Early Bronze Age Canaan : some spatial and demographic observations
  • Ram Gophna
  • Prehistoric chronological framework
  • Social structure in the Early Bronze IV period in Palestine
  • William G. Dever
  • The dawn of internationalism : the Middle Bronze Age
  • David Ilan
  • On the edge of empires : Late Bronze Age (1500-1200 BCE)
  • Shlomo Bunimovitz
  • The impact of the Sea Peoples (1185-1050 BCE)
  • Lawrence E. Stager
  • The great transformation : the "conquest" of the highlands frontiers and the rise of the territorial states
  • Israel Finkelstein
  • Ofer Bar-Yosef
  • The kingdoms of Israel and Judah : political and economic centralization in the Iron IIA-B (CA. 1000-750 BCE)
  • John S. Holladay, Jr.
  • The kingdoms of Ammon, Moab and Edom : the archaeology of society in Late Bronze/Iron Age Transjordan (CA. 1400-500 BCE)
  • Oystein S. LaBianca,
  • Randall W. Younker
  • Social structure in Palestine in the Iron II Period on the eve of destruction
  • William G. Dever
  • Between Persia and Greece : trade, administration and warfare in the Persian and Hellenistic periods (539-63 BCE)
  • Ephraim Stern
  • The impact of Rome on the periphery : the case of Palestina : Roman period (63 BCE - 324 CE)
  • Social change and the archaeology of the Holy Land
  • James D. Anderson
  • Church, state and the transformation of Palestine : the Byzantine period (324-640 CE)
  • Joseph Patrich
  • Islam and the socio-cultural transition of Palestine : early Islamic Period (638-1099 CE)
  • Donald Whitcomb
  • Settlement and society formation in Crusader Palestine
  • Ronnie Ellenblum
  • Between Cairo and Damascus : rural life and urban economics in the Holy Land during the Ayyubid, Mamluk and Ottoman periods
  • Myriam Rosen-Ayalon
  • The introduction of modern technology into the Holy Land (1800-1914 CE)
  • Thomas E. Levy,
  • Ruth Kark
  • Conclusion : a mass in celebration of the conference
  • Norman Yoffee
  • Augustin F. C. Holl
  • Power, politics and the past : the social construction of antiquity in the Holy Land
Control code
31074896
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xvi, 624 pages
Isbn
9780816028559
Lccn
94035170
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
(WaOLN)1659274

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