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Tall al-Fukhãr

Results from Excavations in 1990-93 and 2002

A part of the series Proceedings of the Danish Institute in Damascus (9) and the subject area

Edited by

With contributions by
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680 pages
ISBN 978 87 7124 409 0


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About the book

Recent excavations on the border between Jordan and Syria have uncovered ancient building ruins that provide interesting materials revealing the domestic and working lives of the people who settled within the valley of Tall al Fukhãr in Wadi ash-Shallale. The volume provides a detailed and thorough examination of the excavations conducted between 1990 and 2002. The Scandinavian expedition, located on a 375m natural spur, revealed a rare quantity of pottery, antiques and ancient building structures that provided archaeologists with an insight into the social, economic and material developments that emerged from the Early Bronze Age 3600 BC. Tall al-Fukhãr commemorates centuries of historical artefacts that document the alternations mankind made to improve living standards, constructing modern day life as we know it.

Table of contents

Volume I - Text

Chapter 1. Tall al Fukhãr

Chapter 2. 1990-93 - Area B

Chapter 3. 1990-93 - Area C and D

Chapter 4. 2002 - Area F

Chapter 5. Tables of Loci

Chapter 6. The pottery

Chapter 7. Basalt and Small Finds

Chapter 8. The Flints

Chapter 9. Results from Scientific Investigations

Chapter 10. The History and Significance of Tall al-Fukhãr

Volume II - Plates


Press reviews


"It is ... a very important contribution to knowledge of the region between southern Syria and the northern Jordanian plateau up to the Wadi Yarmouk... The resulting report is a commendable contribution to the archaeology of the Levant."

Lorenzo Nigro, ANTIQUITY