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Bibil Identifier bibil:227210
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Shifting Settlement Patterns in the Southern Jordan Valley and Desert Fringes of Samaria during the Early Bronze Age I Period
Author Bar, Shay
Journal Palestine Exploration Quarterly (Volume: 145, Issue: 2)
Year (Publication) 2013
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2013
Year (Copyright) 2013
Year (Reference) 2013
Language English
Pages 90-107 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract This study deals with the unprecedented settlement activity during the Early Bronze Age I that has been recently recorded in the Jordan Valley and the desert fringes of Samaria. The increase in the number of sites primarily characterises the latter part of the period (Early Bronze Age IB), and is accompanied by two other important phenomena: population inroads into new regions, and the first appearance of fortified sites. A profound crisis at the end of the period resulted in the almost complete abandonment of the valley sites and the concentration of settlement along the eastern foothills of Samaria.
DOI 10.1179/0031032813Z.00000000048
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Archaeology of Canaan-Israel : Periods : Bronze Age (3150-1200) : Early Bronze (3150-2200)
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : History of Canaan-Israel : Themes : Samaria (Region)
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Archaeology of Canaan-Israel : Sites
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