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The Late Neolithic and Chalcolithic Periods in the Southern Levant

New data from the site of Teleilat Ghassul Jordan

£41.00
S974
9781841712635
Jaimie L. Lovell
2001
Monogr. of the Sydney Univ. Teleilat Ghassul Proj.
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Description

Teleilat Ghassul (a few kilometres north east of the Dead Sea) is important in the archaeology of the southern Levant, offering as it does a possibility to draw together data from a number of sites that provide primary evidence for the Late Neolithic andChalcolithic periods (c. 5000 – c. 3500 BC). The Australian excavations at the site in 1967-77 (J.B. Hennessy) and 1994-97 form the basis of this study and provide an opportunity not only for a thorough reappraisal of the data, but also its interpretation in the light of present knowledge of the period elsewhere, and up-to-date research strategies. The stratigraphic and ceramic sequences are structured and assessed, and the site set in its contemporary cultural and social contexts. The monograph concludes with a reappraisal of the Late Neolithic and Chalcolithic periods in the southern Levant.