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Excavations at the Early Bronze IV sites of Jebel Qa'aqir and Be'er Resisim / by William G. Dever.

Author/Creator:
Dever, William G.
Publication:
Winona Lake, Indiana : Eisenbrauns, 2014.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (378 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Series:
Studies in the Archaeology and History of the Levant 6.
Studies in the archaeology and history of the Levant ; 6
Harvard Semitic Museum publications
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Subjects:
Excavations (Archaeology) -- Israel.
Bronze age -- Israel -- Jebel Qa'aqir Site.
Bronze age -- Israel -- Beʼer Resisim Site.
Antiquities.
Bronze age.
Excavations (Archaeology).
Jebel Qa'aqir Site (Israel).
Israel -- Antiquities.
Israel.
Israel -- Beʼer Resisim Site.
Israel -- Jebel Qa'aqir Site.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Summary:
This volume is the final report of excavations carried out in the Hebron hills and the Negev desert in 1967-1980 on behalf of Hebrew Union College in Jerusalem and the University of Arizona. They were pioneering, multidisciplinary projects that helped to illuminate what was then a poorly known “Dark Age” in the cultural history of ancient Palestine, a nonurban interlude of pastoral nomadic movements over several centuries (ca. 2400–2000 B.C.E.) between the great urban civilizations of the early Bronze Ages. Eighteen appendixes by specialists in many disciplines analyze all aspects of material culture and human and animal remains. A history of previous scholarship and a synthesis of the EB IV period in both Israel and Jordan conclude the volume, which will be a landmark study for many years.
Contents:
Preliminary Material
The Site and the Excavations
The Cemeteries
The Occupied Caves
The Cairns
The Boundary Walls and Kiln E2026
Dolmen 1007 and the Area G Bamah
Recent Scholarship and Jebel Qa‘aqir
The Unique Contributions of Jebel Qa‘aqir
The Site
The Central Negev Highlands Project
The Settlement at Be’er Resisim
Village Planning at Be’er Resisim
Off-site Structures
Be’er Resisim in the Context of the EB IV Settlements of the Negev
The Negev-Transjordanian Connection
The Economic Basis of the Negev EB IV Settlements
Conclusion
Human Skeletal Remains from Jebel Qa‘aqir by Patricia Smith
Faunal Remains From Jebel Qa‘aqir by Liora Kolska Horwitz
Typological and Technological Comparisons of Late Third Millennium BCE Metal Implements from Palestine by William G. Dever and John F. Merkel
Manufacturing Technique of Late Third Millennium BCE Flat-bottomed Pots by Gloria London
Purchased Pottery and Copper Objects
Preliminary Report of the Environmental Survey by Ran Gerson
Vegetation by Avinoam Danin
Archaeobotanical Aspects–Palynology by James R. Caldwell
Analysis of Wood Charcoal by Peter J. Warnock
The Faunal Remains From Be’er Resisim by Dalia Hakker-Orion
Human Skeletal Remains by Yossi Nagar
The Ground Stone Artifacts from Be’er Resisim by Jennie R. Ebeling
The Chipped Stone Assemblage From Be'er Resisim-A Final Report by Steve Rosen and Jacob Vardi
A Bar Ingot From Be’er Resisim by Tamara S. Wheeler
The Be’er Resisim Regional Survey by Jerome B. Schaefer
Har Resisim 126-An Ephemeral Early Bronze Age Site by Barry M. Gittlen
Bibliography by Avinoam Danin.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 365-378).
"Summary of salvage excavations in EB IV cemeteries at Jebel Qa'aqir and Be'er Resisim--Provided by the publisher.
ISBN:
90-04-37015-3
OCLC:
864391580
Publisher Number:
10.1163/9789004370159 DOI