Seeing Through Walls: Interpreting Iron Age I Architecture at Khirbat al-Mudayna al-ʿAliya

@article{Routledge2000SeeingTW,
  title={Seeing Through Walls: Interpreting Iron Age I Architecture at Khirbat al-Mudayna al-ʿAliya},
  author={Bruce Routledge},
  journal={Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research},
  year={2000},
  volume={319},
  pages={37 - 70}
}
  • B. Routledge
  • Published 1 August 2000
  • Geology
  • Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research
Iron Age I architectural remains at Khirbat al-Mudayna al-ʿAliya, Jordan, show the use of two distinct forms of pillared houses (four-room and L-plan) and an elaborate casemate fortification system. Interpreting this evidence in light of previous literature, I conclude that (1) Kh. al-Mudayna al-ʿAliya was an agropastoral village, rather than a fortress or a settlement of sedentarizing pastoral nomads; (2) there is no evidence for multihouse compounds at the site, but individual houses are… 

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