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This quantity emerges from a consultation honoring Walter E. Rast and R. Thomas Schaub held in the course of the 2003 Annual assembly of the yankee colleges of Oriental study in Atlanta, Georgia and contains increased models of the various papers provided in that consultation. via accumulating in Atlanta, and by means of partaking during this quantity, the participants honor the careers and scholarly passions of Walt and Tom, whose paintings in southern Levantine archaeology started within the Sixties once they have been younger students operating with Paul Lapp. The breadth and intensity of expertise of the members disciplinary and theoretical pursuits displays the shared impact of and esteem for Walt s and Tom s personal scholarly presents as archaeologists, mentors, collaborators, and highbrow innovators. the first disciplinary houses for the students contributing to this quantity surround a huge diversity of equipment and ways to studying in regards to the prior: anthropological archaeology, close to jap archaeology, biblical archaeology, and actual anthropology. Their institutional houses comprise universities and institutes in Canada, Denmark, Israel, Jordan, Sweden, the uk, and the USA; their theoretical houses contain the broadly-conceived archaeological frameworks of culture-history, processualism, and post-processualism. jointly, those papers replicate the large breadth of impression that Tom s and Walt s scholarly contributions have made to EB studies.

Walt and Tom shared a present that many have benefited from: mild listening, wondering, and pushing for extra refined analyses of Early Bronze Age lifestyles. Their keen engagement of more youthful students, in addition to their involvement with their friends, arises from their commitment to listening good, devoting time to others rules and views, and a beneficiant willingness to provide freely to others out of the wealthy depths in their lifelong scholarly ambitions and profound figuring out of the Early Bronze Age, archaeology, and lifestyles ordinarily. some of the participants to this quantity have received larger realizing as a result of Walt's and Tom's present of listening, willing insights, and bottomless enthusiasm for studying extra in regards to the earlier and the current within the southern Levant. The 18 essays awarded listed below are to honor either males for those presents either to the self-discipline of archaeology and to such a lot of folks engaged in that highbrow undertaking.

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Bourke). 11. The Egyptian “parallels” cannot be placed in a firm chronological scheme. 12. See other nearby Jordan Valley sites that flourished during the EB III—for example, Beth Shan to the north (Mazar et al. 2000) or Tell el-Handaquq South to the south (Chesson 2000). 30 Peter M. Fischer as the walled town of Pella and the rural settlement of Tell el-Hayyat, which is not walled—all three sites are within 6 km of each other—were occupied throughout the Middle Bronze Age. The Population and their Land The estimation of the number of people who lived at Tell Abu al-Kharaz and its immediate surroundings during the Bronze and Iron Ages presents a delicate problem that is primarily connected with the questions: when and where?

Two objects in which the trace elements reach such concentrations as to reduce the Cu concentration to below 98%. 25%). 02%). 02%, reflecting the natural concentration of Zn in copper ores. 02% represent common impurities in copper ores. 41%, which may be the result of Fe uptake from the environment during the smelting process. The concentrations of Ni are within the range of its natural occurrence in copper ores. 03%, which should be considered very low. 17% Ag, more likely the result of the deliberate addition of a small piece of silver during the smelting process than of a high silver content in the copper ore.

However, the total area occupied by Early Bronze Age people has been estimated to be at least 4 ha (10 acres): Fischer 2000: 202. 4. There are also some conglomerates, especially in the western part of tell where the bedrock is exposed. 28 Peter M. Fischer Figure 3. Middle/Late Bronze Age town wall (B) on top the Early Bronze Age town wall (A) in the southern sector. Early Bronze Age structures are usually aligned on north–south/east–west axes, which differs from the orientation of structures during later periods, mainly northwest–southeast/northeast–southwest.

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