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

This Handbook goals to function a examine advisor to the archaeology of the Levant, a space located on the crossroads of the traditional global that associated the japanese Mediterranean, Anatolia, Mesopotamia, and Egypt. The Levant as used here's a historic geographical time period touching on a wide quarter which at the present time contains the fashionable states of Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, western Syria, and Cyprus, in addition to the West financial institution, Gaza, and the Sinai.

Unique in its remedy of the complete area, it deals a entire evaluate and research of the present country of the archaeology of the Levant inside its better cultural, historic, and socio-economic contexts. The guide additionally makes an attempt to bridge the trendy scholarly and political divide among archaeologists operating during this hugely contested sector. Written by means of top overseas students within the box, it focuses chronologically at the Neolithic via Persian classes -- 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 attracted to a contextualised archaeological account of this quarter, starting with the 10th millennium BCE 'agricultural revolution', till the conquest of Alexander the good that marked the tip of the Persian period.

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