Anatomy of a Destruction: Crisis Architecture, Termination Rituals and the Fall of Canaanite Hazor

  title={Anatomy of a Destruction: Crisis Architecture, Termination Rituals and the Fall of Canaanite Hazor},
  author={Sharon Zuckerman},
  journal={Journal of Mediterranean Archaeology},
  • S. Zuckerman
  • Published 30 June 2006
  • History
  • Journal of Mediterranean Archaeology
Destruction levels, a recurring feature in ancient Near Eastern tell sites, are too often treated as isolated events. Recent scholarship on the formation processes of the archaeological record stresses the need to understand site destructions as part of long-term processes, rather than as isolated and unique events. This paper offers a model for studying destruction based on the concepts of the materialization of ritual and royal ideology. The identification of crisis architecture and… 
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