By Meredith S. Chesson
This quantity emerges from a consultation honoring Walter E. Rast and R. Thomas Schaub held through the 2003 Annual assembly of the yankee colleges of Oriental learn in Atlanta, Georgia and contains multiplied models of some of the papers awarded in that consultation. by means of accumulating in Atlanta, and through engaging during this quantity, the individuals honor the careers and scholarly passions of Walt and Tom, whose paintings in southern Levantine archaeology begun within the Sixties after they have been younger students operating with Paul Lapp. The breadth and intensity of expertise of the participants disciplinary and theoretical pursuits displays the shared impact of and esteem for Walt s and Tom s personal scholarly presents as archaeologists, mentors, collaborators, and highbrow innovators. the first disciplinary houses for the students contributing to this quantity surround a vast diversity of equipment and ways to studying concerning the prior: anthropological archaeology, close to japanese archaeology, biblical archaeology, and actual anthropology. Their institutional houses contain universities and institutes in Canada, Denmark, Israel, Jordan, Sweden, the uk, and the USA; their theoretical houses contain the broadly-conceived archaeological frameworks of culture-history, processualism, and post-processualism. jointly, those papers replicate the large breadth of effect that Tom s and Walt s scholarly contributions have made to EB studies.
Walt and Tom shared a present that many have benefited from: light listening, wondering, and pushing for extra subtle analyses of Early Bronze Age lifestyles. Their keen engagement of more youthful students, in addition to their involvement with their friends, arises from their commitment to listening good, devoting time to others principles and views, and a beneficiant willingness to provide freely to others out of the wealthy depths in their lifelong scholarly ambitions and profound knowing of the Early Bronze Age, archaeology, and existence commonly. a number of the members to this quantity have won higher realizing due to Walt's and Tom's reward of listening, willing insights, and bottomless enthusiasm for studying extra concerning the earlier and the current within the southern Levant. The 18 essays awarded listed here are to honor either males for those presents either to the self-discipline of archaeology and to such a lot of folks engaged in that highbrow undertaking.
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This species is a common component of agricultural fields in the Jordan Valley and elsewhere. There are plenty of grazing grounds for domesticated animals on the foothills, which cannot be used for agriculture. The results of our osteological investigation disclose a clear diachronic pattern. There is a fairly high degree of similarity between the Early and Middle/Late Bronze Age samples, but the findings suggest a different situation during the Iron Age: the still predominant sheep and goats were significantly less important and cattle much more important than formerly.
9. Mazar et al. (2000: 276) suggest that certain destruction levels at Beth Shan, Tell el-Farʿah North, and Tell esSaʿidiyeh are related to the arrival of the bearer of the Khirbet Kerak culture. 10. Regardless the “impossible” radiocarbon date, the absence of this ware is of course no ultimate proof but a significant argument in this discussion. Nearby Pella did not produce Khirbet Kerak ware (personal communication, S. Bourke). 11. The Egyptian “parallels” cannot be placed in a firm chronological scheme.
Daily Life, Materiallity,and Complexity in Early Urban Communities of the Southern Levant: Papers in Honor of Walter E. Rast and R. Thomas Schaub by Meredith S. Chesson