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Author Greenberg, Raphael.
Title Early urbanizations in the Levant : a regional narrative / Raphael Greenberg.
Imprint London ; New York : Leicester University Press, 2002.

Author Greenberg, Raphael.
Series New approaches to anthropological archaeology.
New approaches to anthropological archaeology.
Subject Urbanization -- Israel -- Hula Valley.
Cities and towns, Ancient -- Israel -- Hula Valley.
Land settlement patterns, Prehistoric -- Israel -- Hula Valley.
Hula Valley (Israel) -- Antiquities.
Description 1 online resource (xii, 141 pages) : illustrations, maps.
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary Early Urbanizations in the Levant examines the first cycle of urbanization, collapse and reurbanization in the 4th-2nd millennium BCE Levant. The core of the study is a detailed analysis of settlement fluctuations and material culture development in the Hula Valley, at the crossroads between modern Israel, Syria and Lebanon. Focusing on field data and a close reading of the material text, the book emphasizes the variety exhibited in patterns of cultural and social change when small, densely settled regions are carefully scrutinized. Using the concepts of time-space edges and shifting loci of p.
Note Print version record.
Contents List of Figures; List of Tables; Preface and Acknowledgments; 1 Introduction; Current approaches to Levantine urbanization; Archaeological regions revisited; Defining regions; Shifting boundaries: the spatial expression of social change in and between the early urban periods of the southern Levant; A case study: the Hula Valley; 2 The Hula Valley Environment; Definition of boundaries; The modern environment; Human ecology in the Hula Valley: potentials and limitations; The effect of malaria on settlement in the valley.
3 The Stratigraphic-Chronological Framework: Sites and Material Culture of the Hula Valley, EB I-MB I1. Sites; 2. Pottery assemblages; 3. Survey results: gazetteer of EB I-MB I sites in the Hula Valley; 4 Hula Valley Settlement Patterns: A Chronological Survey; Early Bronze I; Early Bronze II; Early Bronze III; Dolmens: Early Bronze Ill/Intermediate Bronze Age; Intermediate Bronze Age; Middle Bronze I; Summary; 5 Patterns of Settlement and Social Change in the Hula Valley, EB I-MB I, and Their Implications for the Study of Early Urban Cultures in the Southern Levant.
EB I: the demise of self-sustaining village settlementEB II: the establishment of an urban culture; EB III: the zenith and decline of urban culture; IB: at the Syrian periphery; MB I: reurbanization; Summary; 6 Conclusion: The Ebb and Flow of Early Urbanism in the Levant; Trajectories, cycles, structured disorder, and contingency in early Levantine urbanization; Disjunctive change: a panoramic view; Considerations for future research; References; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; P; Q; R; S; T; U; W; Y; Z.
ISBN 9780567116000 (electronic bk.)
056711600X (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 741691687
Additional Format Print version: Greenberg, Raphael. Early urbanizations in the Levant. London ; New York : Leicester University Press, 2002 0718502302 (DLC) 2001029690 (OCoLC)46777498.

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