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Cultural Influences of the Sea Peoples in Transjordan: The Early Iron Age at Tell Abu al-Kharaz

Författare och institution:
Peter M. Fischer (Institutionen för historiska studier); Teresa Bürge (-)
Publicerad i:
Zeitschrift des Deutschen Palästina-Vereins, 129 ( 2 ) s. 132-170
Artikel, refereegranskad vetenskaplig
Sammanfattning (abstract):
Tell Abu al-Kharaz, a tell of 12ha in the Central Jordan Valley, was occupied for several millennia from the Early Bronze Age onwards. During previous seasons most of the Early Iron Age remains have been found to be disturbed by later settlers. However, between 2009 and 2012 an extremely well-preserved and prosperous city quarter dating from Iron Age I, which corresponds to the local Phase IX, was exposed. The stone-built, two-storey, 46m long compound consists of 21 rooms (so far exposed) with walls still upright and standing to a height of more than 2m including preserved doorways with intact lintels. The inventories of these rooms, which comprised over two hundred complete vessels and other objects, were remarkably intact. Several vessels still contained carbonized seeds and other organic remains. Impulses from cultures to the west and north of the site could be identified. There are finds, which are inspired by Aegean / Cypriote material and which show affinities with the Philistine sphere of culture. Other finds come from Phoenicia, and yet others include locally-made Egyptianizing ceramics. The find contexts point to a fierce conflagration (most likely caused by an assault), which brought Phase IX to an end. The present study focuses on architecture and finds, and also intercultural exchange, in which the population of Tell Abu al-Kharaz was involved.
Ämne (baseras på Högskoleverkets indelning av forskningsämnen):
Historia och arkeologi
archaeology, Jordan, Iron Age I, 12th-11th centuries BCE
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2013-12-05 15:41
Posten ändrad:
2013-12-16 15:39

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