Excavations at Tell Um Hammad, 1982-1984: The Early Assemblages (EB I-II)


"This is the second volume outlining the findings of important excavations in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. It presents the longest and best preserved stratified occupation of the second half of the 4th millennium BC (EB IA and EB IB) at Tell Um Hammad in the central Jordan Valley. For over fifty years this period has been the subject of speculation among scholars of Near Eastern history, who see it as the prelude to the first 'urban' stage in the southern Levant. This new work at Tell Um Hammad now gives the first comprehensive set of ceramic, lithic, architectural and stratigraphic data which will form the basis of all further interpretation. Striving towards an explanation of the historical processes between the village economies of the Chalcolithic period and the 'full' Early Bronze Age, this volume will be a standard reference work for both historians and archaeologists of the Near East." Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • S. W. Helms
  • A. V.G. Betts
  • N. O'Tool
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Edinburgh
Publication year:
  • 1992


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