Archaeological Sources for the History of Palestine: The Middle Bronze Age: The Zenith of the Urban Canaanite Era

@article{Dever1987ArchaeologicalSF,
  title={Archaeological Sources for the History of Palestine: The Middle Bronze Age: The Zenith of the Urban Canaanite Era},
  author={William G. Dever},
  journal={The Biblical Archaeologist},
  year={1987},
  volume={50},
  pages={149 - 177}
}
  • W. Dever
  • Published 1 September 1987
  • History
  • The Biblical Archaeologist
Sometime around 2000 B.C.E. the long process of collapse in the southern Levant was halted, and improved conditions set the stage for a sudden revival of urban life. During the next 500 years, impressive walled cities were built, new and significantly improved forms of pottery and bronze implements appeared, a simplified alphabet was developed, and international trade was conducted. These accomplishments, and more, mark this period as a formative one in the history of ancient Palestine. 

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