The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of the Levant: c. 8000-332 BCE (Oxford Handbooks)

This Handbook goals to function a study consultant to the archaeology of the Levant, a space located on the crossroads of the traditional international that associated the japanese Mediterranean, Anatolia, Mesopotamia, and Egypt. The Levant as used here's a historic geographical time period concerning a wide zone which this present day includes the trendy states of Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, western Syria, and Cyprus, in addition to the West financial institution, Gaza, and the Sinai.

Unique in its therapy of the whole sector, it bargains a complete review and research of the present nation of the archaeology of the Levant inside its better cultural, ancient, and socio-economic contexts. The instruction manual additionally makes an attempt to bridge the fashionable scholarly and political divide among archaeologists operating during this hugely contested quarter. Written by way of top foreign students within the box, it focuses chronologically at the Neolithic via Persian sessions -- a time span within which the Levant used to be frequently in shut touch with the imperial powers of Egypt, Anatolia, Assyria, Babylon, and Persia. This quantity will function a useful reference paintings for these drawn to a contextualised archaeological account of this area, starting with the 10th millennium BCE 'agricultural revolution', till the conquest of Alexander the nice that marked the top of the Persian period.

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