Thirty-Two. The Northern Levant

  1. D. T. Potts
  1. Hermann Genz PhD

Published Online: 26 APR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781444360790.ch32

A Companion to the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East

A Companion to the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East

How to Cite

Genz, H. (2012) The Northern Levant, in A Companion to the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East (ed D. T. Potts), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444360790.ch32

Editor Information

  1. University of Sydney, Australia

Author Information

  1. Orient Department of the German Archaeological Institute, Germany

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:

  • the northern Levant;
  • modern Lebanon in its entirety, western and southern Syria;
  • geomorphological, north–south for communication;
  • emergence, kingdom of Yamkhad/Aleppo;
  • military expeditions of the Hittite kings;
  • Uruk colonies, disappearing without obvious trace;
  • urban settlements, of the northern Levant;
  • craft specialization, and mass-produced pottery;
  • Late 3rd Millennium BC, and urbanization;
  • social complexity, beginnings of urbanization

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Geographical Extent and Physical Environment

  • Historical Sources

  • Archaeological Sources: State of Research, Terminology and Chronology

  • The Beginning of the Early Bronze Age

  • The First Half of the 3rd Millennium BC

  • The Late 3rd Millennium BC

  • The Middle Bronze Age

  • Conclusions

  • Guide to Further Reading