Thirty-Three. The Southern Levant

  1. D. T. Potts
  1. Timothy P. Harrison

Published Online: 26 APR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781444360790.ch33

A Companion to the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East

A Companion to the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East

How to Cite

Harrison, T. P. (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.ch33

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:

  • southern Levant;
  • Bronze Age southern Levant, complex political institutions;
  • epochal sociocultural transformations, in human history;
  • age of cities, of urbanization, or “urban revolution”;
  • rise of complex society, the southern Levant;
  • diffusionary theories, explaining change;
  • cultural theories, and indigenous development;
  • secondary state formation, Marfoe's model;
  • shifting patterns, of Bronze Age settlement;
  • collapse of “urban” culture of EB, a decisive end

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • The Rise of Complex Society in the Southern Levant

  • Secondary State Formation

  • Socioeconomic Transformation

  • The Shifting Pattern of Bronze Age Settlement

  • The Collapse of Early Bronze Age Society

  • Middle and Late Bronze Ages (2000–1200 BC)

  • Summary Observations

  • Guide to Further Reading