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International Archaeological Reports since 1974

Pots, People, and Politics: A Reconsideration of the Role of Ceramics in Reconstructions of the Iron Age Northern Levant

£94.00
Author:
Matthew R. Whincop
Publication Year:
2009
Language:
English
Paperback:
433pp. Illustrated throughout with maps, plans, figures, drawings and photographs, 2 data Appendices and data CD
ISBN 10:
1407303848
ISBN:
9781407303840
BAR number:
S1902
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BOOK DESCRIPTION
This study aims to reconsider current reconstructions of the Iron Age Northern Levant and the role that ceramics studies have played in these interpretations. The author presents a regional ceramic typology for the Iron Age (including the Persian period)and undertakes an analysis of the distribution patterns of this typology across the Northern Levant. An alternative interpretation of the ceramic data is offered, before being compared with the conventional historical model. This alternative reconstruction focuses on theories of practice, and foodways, whilst appreciating the dynamic manner by which material culture is used to constantly negotiate and consolidate social structures. In the end, the study offers one perspective on the compatibility of archaeological data and the historical text, and makes some final recommendations for their correlation.