With contributions by
Flemming Gorm Andersen Pernille Bangsgaard, Louise Westergaard Jensen, Niels Levinsen, Niels Lynnerup, Patrick E. McGovern, Magnus Ottosson, Anders Rathman, John Strange and Heidi Mariendahl Underbjerg
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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
"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
"Neuf collaborateurs entourent John Strange pour produire ces deux magnifiques volumes d’archéologie jordanienne."
J.-M. de Tarragon, Revue Biblique
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