Twenty-One. The Southern Levant

  1. D. T. Potts
  1. E. B. Banning

Published Online: 26 APR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781444360790.ch21

A Companion to the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East

A Companion to the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East

How to Cite

Banning, E. B. (2012) The Southern Levant, in A Companion to the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East (ed D. T. Potts), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444360790.ch21

Editor Information

  1. University of Sydney, Australia

Author Information

  1. University of Toronto, Canada

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 APR 2012
  2. Published Print: 14 APR 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405189880

Online ISBN: 9781444360790

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Keywords:

  • village life in the Southern Levant;
  • economy, social life, and ideology;
  • culture history of the southern Levant, Neolithic and Chalcolithic;
  • “collapse” of the PPNB, communities shifting;
  • PPNB, and domesticated wheat, barley, peas;
  • Natufian to Neolithic, continuity in mortuary practice;
  • Early Natufian, first small village communities;
  • PPNB, epitome of Neolithic in the southern Levant;
  • “Middle Chalcolithic,” at Abu Hamid, Tel Ali, Tel Tsaf;
  • agropastoral economy, disparities in wealth

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Beginnings of Village Life in the Southern Levant

  • Village Life in the Pre-Pottery Neolithic A (PPNA)

  • Village Life in the Pre-Pottery Neolithic B (PPNB)

  • Village Life in the Late Neolithic

  • Village Life in the Chalcolithic

  • Conclusions

  • Guide to Further Reading