Digging Up Jericho: The Results of the Jericho Excavations, 1952-1956

By Kathleen M. Kenyon | Go to book overview

CHAPTER SEVEN
The Early Bronze Age: A PERIOD OF URBANISATION

THE HISTORY of Jericho in the Early Bronze Age is perhaps the one concerning which our knowledge is at present least satisfactory, and which will require more re-writing than any other when all the material has been fully worked out and all the areas at present in progress fully excavated.

The full Early Bronze Age covers a period from approximately. 2900 B.C. to approximately 2500. During this period, we have reasonable evidence that many of the towns familiar to us in the Bible were in existence, and many were probably first founded in this period, Jerusalem, Gezer, Megiddo, Beth-shall, Lachish and others. But archæology so far has only given us scraps of information about them, tombs here, a few public buildings there, and, from the point of view of framework, a meagre collection of pottery. For this period, Palestine lacks inscriptions and sharply defined architectural styles, and there are not many closely datable imports from those countries, namely Egypt and Mesopotamia, in which a fixed chronology can be established by the aid of written records. Therefore a relative chronology and a scale by which isolated finds can be associated with that chronology, is basically dependent on a firmly established pottery typology. Early Bronze Age pottery in Palestine is well known and abundant. But for this long period of some six hundred years, relatively few criteria diagnostic of a closer dating have been established. I personally do not believe that this is a true picture. The lack

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page 7
  • Contents 9
  • Text Illustrations 11
  • Illustrations 13
  • Preface 19
  • Chapter One - Introduction 23
  • Chapter Two - The Expedition 31
  • Chapter Three - Setting to Work 39
  • Chapter Four - The First Jericho 51
  • Chapter Five - A Retrogression 77
  • Chapter Six - The Proto-Urban Age 93
  • Chapter Seven - The Early Bronze Age: A Period of Urbanisation 167
  • Chapter Eight - Nomadic Invaders 186
  • Chapter Nine - Jericho in the Time of The Patriarchs 210
  • Chapter Ten - The Tombs of Middle Bronze Age Jericho 233
  • Chapter Eleven - Jericho and the Coming Of the Israelites 256
  • Conclusion 266
  • Index 269
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