The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of the Levant: c. 8000-332 BCE By Margreet L. Steiner, Ann E. Killebrew
This Handbook goals to function a analysis information to the archaeology of the Levant, an space located at the crossroads of the historical world that linked the japanese Mediterranean, Anatolia, Mesopotamia, and Egypt. The Levant as used here’s a historic geographical time period referring to a big space which right this moment contains the trendy states of Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, western Syria, and Cyprus, in addition to the West Financial institution, Gaza, and the Sinai.
Distinctive in its therapy of the total area, it presents a complete overview and evaluation of the present state of the archaeology of the Levant inside its bigger cultural, historic, and socio-economic contexts. The Handbook additionally makes an attempt to bridge the trendy scholarly and political divide between archaeologists working on this extremely contested area. Written by main worldwide students in the discipline, it focuses chronologically on the Neolithic by way of Persian intervals – a time span throughout which the Levant was usually in shut contact with the imperial powers of Egypt, Anatolia, Assyria, Babylon, and Persia. This quantity will function a useful reference work for these excited by a contextualised archaeological account of this area, starting with the tenth millennium BCE ‘agricultural revolution’, till the conquest of Alexander the Nice that marked the finish of the Persian interval.