The Southern Levant in Early Bronze IV. Issues and Perspectives in the Pottery Evidence - Contributi e Materiali di Archeologia Orientale - (= CMAO 17) Vol. XVII, 1-2 /2014 - Marta D'Andrea

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    In 4°, 2 voll. iindivisibili:
    vol. 1: pp. 374; v
    ol. 2: pp. 304; Tav. b/n  e coll.

    TABLE OF CONTENTS
     VOLUME
    I

     ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
    PREMISE
    CHAPTER ONE
    EARLY BRONZE IV IN THE SOUTHERN LEVANT. CHRONOLOGICAL, HISTORICAL-ARCHAEOLOGICAL, AND GEOGRAPHICAL OUTLINES

    1.1 Introduction
    1.2 Aims and methodology
    1.3 Terminology, chronology, and theoretical approaches
    1.3.1 Terminology and archaeological periodization
    1.3.2 Summary of previous research and state-of-the-art

    1.4 Regional and sub-regional ceramic horizons in the Southern Levant during EB IV: the ceramic provinces

    CHAPTER TWO
    ABSOLUTE AND RELATIVE CHRONOLOGIES FOR THE SOUTHERN LEVANTINE EB IV

    2.1 Issues in chronological and stratigraphic correlations of the EB IV regional and sub- regional horizons
    2.2 Relative and absolute chronologie
    2.2.1 Archaeological periodization and sub-phasing
    2.2.2 Radiocarbon dates and absolute chronology
    2.2.3 Egyptian interconnections and the absolute chronology of the end of EB III and the beginning of MB I: summary of evidence and topics in the debate
    2.2.4 The general Levantine picture: the dataset from the Northern and Central Levant and the new proposals of interpretation
    2.3 Beyond typology: ceramic technology and pottery manufacturing processes as chronological markers

    CHAPTER THREE
    TECHNOLOGICAL AND TYPOLOGICAL FEATURES OF THE SOUTHERN LEVANTINE POTTERY DURING THE EB IV PERIOD

    3.1 The evolution of pottery technology during the EB IV period according to the stratigraphic sequences of the key-sites
    3.2 Ceramic technology in the Southern Levant during the EB IV period. Technical features and pottery manufacture
    3.2.1 Pottery technology in the “early” EB IV phase
    3.2.2 Pottery technology in the “late” EB IV phase
    3.3 Decorations and surface treatments

    CHAPTER FOUR
    STRATIGRAPHIC CORRELATION AND PROPOSED ARCHAEOLOGICAL PERIODIZATION

    4.1 Issues in stratigraphic correlations for the southern Levantine EB IV
    4.2 The northern region
    4.2.1 Southern Syria
    4.2.2 Southern Lebanon, the Jawlan, and Upper and northwestern Galilee
    4.2.3 Lower Galilee, the northern Jordan Valley, northern Transjordan, and the Jezreel Valley
    4.2.4 The north-central coast of Palestine and northern Samaria
    4.3 The south-central region
    4.3.1 Central and southern Palestine
    4.3.2 North-central Transjordan
    4.3.3 Central and southern Transjordan
    4.4 Remarks on stratigraphic correlations and the archaeological periodization of the southern Levantine EB IV

    CHAPTER FIVE
    REGIONALISM, PATTERNS OF CERAMIC EXCHANGE, AND THE DISTRIBUTION OF CERAMIC PROVINCES

    5.1 EB IV regionalism in the light of the research of the last three decades
    5.2 Pottery production and patterns of interaction and exchange on the basis of the available petrographic data
    5.3 Production and distribution of specialized painted wares
    5.3.1 Black Wheelmade Ware
    5.3.2 Trickle Painted Ware
    5.4 The southern Levantine pottery repertoires during EB IV: chronological and ceramic horizons
    5.4.1 The ceramic horizons of the “early” EB IV phase
    5.4.2 The ceramic horizons of the “late” EB IV phases

    CHAPTER SIX
    SOCIO-ECONOMIC, SOCIO-POLITICAL, AND CULTURAL ISSUES IN THE STRATIGRAPHIC SEQUENCES OF SETTLEMENTS AND IN THE CERAMIC RECORD OF THE FUNERARY CONTEXTS

    6.1 Settlement patterns between early and late EB IV
    6.2 Elements of social stratification and expression of rank in burials
    6.3 Specialized production, exchange, and trade
    6.3.1 Metalwork
    6.3.2 Pottery production
    6.4 Relations with Egypt, the Aegean, and western Anatolia
    6.5 “Amorites and Canaanites”. Origins and autonomy of the southern Levantine EB IV material culture, and the relations with the Northern Levant

    CHAPTER SEVEN
    CONCLUSIONS. TOWARDS A DEFINITION OF THE SOUTHERN LEVANTINE SOCIO-CULTURAL COMPLEX IN THE EB IV PERIOD

    7.1 The beginning of EB IV
    7.1.1 The EB II-III socio-economic system in the Southern Levant and its collapse
    7.1.2 The early EB IV phase: socio-economic organization, patterns of landscape occupation and use, and archaeological visibility
    7.2 The later EB IV phases: formation and development of a new network of rural communities

    7.3 Transition, innovation and change between the 3rd and the 2nd millennium BC in the Southern Levant
    7.3.1 Theoretical approaches to the beginning of the MBA in the Southern Levant
    7.3.2 The relations with Syria: different regional trajectories and the question of derivation versus cultural autonomy
    7.3.3 Collapse, regeneration, and transition

    ENGLISH ABSTRACT
    ARABIC ABSTRACT ABBREVIATIONS BIBLIOGRAPHY

    VOLUME II

    APPENDIX A
    SETTLEMENTS, CEMETERIES, CONTEXTS
    APPENDIX B
    THE EB IV POTTERY OF THE SOUTHERN LEVANT: A COMPREHENSIVE CLASSIFICATION
    PLATES