Archaeology of Society in the Holy Land (New Aproaches to Anthropological Archaeology)

Archaeology of Society in the Holy Land (New Aproaches to Anthropological Archaeology)
Archaeology of Society in the Holy Land (New Aproaches to Anthropological Archaeology)

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Taking an anthropological and socio-economic perspective, archaeologists working in Israel and Jordan present concise summaries of the archaeology of the region. Chronologically organized, each chapter outlines the major cultural transitions which occurred in a given period, and is accompanied by settlement-pattern maps and a plate highlighting the major artefacts which archaeologists use to identify the material culture of the period. In addition, windows are used to focus of major social issues and controversies such the agricultural revolution, the Israelite conquest of Canaan, and ancient metal-working and social change.

Pages: 624
Publisher: Continuum
Published: 1998
ISBN-10: 0826469965
ISBN-13: 9780826469960

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Denver Seminary Journal December 5, 2009 4.5 5
Although it covers a larger period than that of the Biblical time, it is the first systematic presentation of social archaeology in Israel as written by leading archaeologists. [Full Review]

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