Arch Of Society

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Thomas Levy
A&C Black, 1 janv. 1995 - 624 pages
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This volume marks a departure from earlier descriptive archaeological summaries of the Holy Land. Taking an anthropological and socio-economic perspective, many of the leading archaeologists who work in Israel and Jordan today present timely and concise summaries of the archaeology of this region. Chronologically organized, each chapter outlines the major cultural transitions which occurred in a given archaeological period. To explain the processes which were responsible for culture change, a review is made of 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 and up to modern (20th century) times. Each chapter is accompanied by settlement pattern maps and a plate highlighting the major artifacts which archaeologists use to identify the material culture of the period. In addition, windows are presented which focus on major social issues and controversies such as "The Agricultural Revolution", the "Israelite Conquest of Canaan" and "Ancient Metal Working and Social Change". This volume should provide students and the general reader with a useful reference volume concerning the archaeology of societies which lived and live in the Holy Land.
 

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CONSTRUCTION OF ANTIQUITY IN THE HOLY LAND
9
MAN AND THE NATURAL ENVIRONMENT
24
THE CHANGING LANDSCAPE
40
PEOPLE OF THE HOLY LAND FROM PREHISTORY TO THE
58
STONE AGE ADAPTATION 6 SOCIAL CHANGE AND THE ARCHAEOLOGY OF THE HOLY
76
COMPLEX HUNTERGATHERERS AT THE END OF THE
141
FARMERS PRIESTS AND 1 2 EARLIEST FOOD PRODUCERS PREPOTTERY NEOLITHIC 1 90
189
SOME SPATIAL AND
269
THE
399
SOCIAL STRUCTURE IN PALESTINE IN THE IRON II PERIOD ON THE
416
TRADE ADMINISTRATION AND
432
THE CASE OF
446
ISLAM AND THE SOCIOCULTURAL TRANSITION OF PALESTINE 488 LAND
491
SETTLEMENT AND SOCIETY FORMATION IN CRUSADER
502
RURAL LIFE AND URBAN
512
THE INTRODUCTION OF MODERN TECHNOLOGY INTO THE
524

ON THE EDGE OF EMPIRES LATE BRONZE AGE 15001200
320
THE IMPACT OF THE SEA PEOPLES 1185 1050 BCE
332
THE CONQUEST OF THE
349
POLITICAL AND 368 V LOCAL KINGDOMS
371
A MASS IN CELEBRATION OF THE CONFERENCE
542
BIBLIOGRAPHY
549
INDEX
605
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Thomas E. Levy is Professor of Anthropology at the University of California, San Diego. Levy took his Ph.D. degree at the University of Sheffield, U.K.

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