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Bibil Identifier bibil:224664
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) On Some South Levantine Early Bronze Age Ceramic 'Wares' and Styles
Author Braun, Eliot
Journal Palestine Exploration Quarterly (Volume: 144, Issue: 1)
Year (Publication) 2012
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2012
Year (Copyright) 2012
Year (Reference) 2012
Language English
Pages 5-32 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Studies on pottery of the south Levantine Early Bronze Age (Early Bronze Ages I, II and III) often use terms such as ‘wares’ to designate specific types of ceramics identified with regional and chronological niches in the archaeological record. While some such designations appear to be valid, as they refer to groups of objects defined by very specific parameters, others represent broad categories with poorly defined parameters. This paper presents a proposal for some specifically defined groups, traditions of ceramic production called ‘wares’ and ‘styles’, with indications of their temporal and regional distributions. It further suggests abandon- ing some commonly used designations that offer too little specificity, thus making them less than useful for archaeological research and discussion.
DOI 10.1179/003103212X13177220555442
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Archaeology of Canaan-Israel : Themes : Ceramics
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Archaeology of Canaan-Israel : Periods : Bronze Age (3150-1200) : Early Bronze (3150-2200)
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Near East : Lands of the Levant (except Canaan-Israel) : Lands of the Levant (in general) : Archaeology
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