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Earliest date for milk use in the Near East and southeastern Europe linked to cattle herding
It is shown that milk was in use by the seventh millennium; this is the earliest direct evidence to date.
Reassessing the chronology of Biblical Edom: new excavations and 14C dates from Khirbat en-Nahas (Jordan)
An international team of researchers show how high-precision radiocarbon dating is liberating us from chronological assumptions based on Biblical research. Surface and topographic mapping at the
The archaeology of society in the Holy Land
Approaches to the past Stone Age adaptation, evolution and survival farmers, priests and princes - the rise of the first complex societies Canaan, Israel and the formation of the biblical world local
The emergence of specialized pastoralism in the southern Levant
Abstract This paper investigates a number of models concerning the development of specialized pastoralism in the Old World. Hypotheses are tested by comparing a wide range of environmental variables
Early Bronze Age metallurgy: a newly discovered copper manufactory in southern Jordan
Recent excavations in southern Jordan have revealed the largest Early Bronze Age (c. 3600-2000 BC) metal manufactory in the ancient Near East. On-site Geographic Information Systems (GIS) analyses of
The Iron Age Pottery from Khirbat en-Nahas, Jordan: A Preliminary Study
  • N. Smith, T. Levy
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    Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental…
  • 1 November 2008
The 2002 excavations at the Iron Age copper metal production center of Khirbat en-Nahas have sparked lively scholarly debate concerning the dating of the Iron Age in southern Jordan as well as the
High-precision radiocarbon dating and historical biblical archaeology in southern Jordan
The methodologies applied to the historical IA archaeology of the Levant have implications for other parts of the world where sacred and historical texts interface with the material record.