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Kataret es-Samra, Jordan

By Albert Leonard Jr

Kataret es-Samra, Jordan
Hardback, 140 pages £61.00
Published: 2017
ISBN: 9780897570992
Format: 279mm x 216mm
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Subjects: American Schools of Oriental Research, Archaeology


Presents the results of a programme of survey and excavation conducted under the directorship of the author at the site of Kataret es-Samra, strategically located at the interface of the ghor and the zor of the Eastern Jordan Valley, to the north of the confluence of the Wadi Zarqa (Biblical Jabbok).

It reports on the excavation of a Middle Bronze/Late Bronze (MB/LB) Age tomb that contained eleven interments strengthening the argument, suggested by earlier salvage work at the site, that this is part of an extensive cemetery. Material recovered from both survey and soundings on neighbouring "Tell" Kataret es-Samra suggest that it was most probably the home of those who were buried in the tomb. Examination of the faunal remains by Priscilla Lange suggest that the settlement at Kataret es-Samra was based primarily on a pastoral economy.

Study of the pottery and other material culture from both tomb and tell has been brought up-to-date and incorporated through the contributions of Teresa Burge and Peter Fischer, emphasizing comparanda (materials for comparison) from Transjordanian sites excavated since 1985, when  the Kataret es-Samra field work was completed.





 







Contents

List of Illustrations

List of Tables

Introduction

Abbreviations

Chapter 1 — The Excavation of Kataret es-Samra Tomb 2

The Discovery of Tomb 2 (Albert Leonard, Jr. and Joseph A. Greene)

The Burials in Tomb 2 (Kasey Ward Briggs and Albert Leonard, Jr.)

The Tomb 2 Loci (Albert Leonard, Jr. and Joseph A. Greene)

Chapter 2 — The Pottery and Small Finds from Kataret es-Samra Tomb 2

(Teresa Bürge, Albert Leonard, Jr., and Peter M. Fischer)

Chapter 3 — The Survey and Soundings on the Kataret es-Samra Tell (Field II)

The Survey of the Summit of Tell Kataret es-Samra (Albert Leonard, Jr. and James A. Armstrong)

The Pottery from the Survey of the Summit of the Tell (Teresa Bürge, Albert Leonard, Jr., and Peter M. Fischer)

The Survey of the Slopes of Tell Kataret es-Samra (Albert Leonard, Jr.)

The Pottery from the Survey of the Slopes of Tell Kataret es-Samra (Teresa Bürge, Albert Leonard, Jr., and Peter M. Fischer)

The Soundings on the Tell: Field II, Areas 1 and 2 (James A. Armstrong and Albert Leonard, Jr.)

The Pottery from the Soundings on Tell Kataret es-Samra: Field II, Areas 1 and 2 (Teresa Bürge, Albert Leonard, Jr., and P. M. Fischer)

The Field II Loci (Albert Leonard, Jr.)

Chapter 4 — The Faunal Remains from the Excavations in Field II

(Priscilla Lange)

Chapter 5 — Postscript: The Kataret es-Samra Excavations and the Present Volume (Albert Leonard, Jr., Teresa Bürge, and Peter M. Fischer)

References




Albert Leonard, Jr. is Professor Emeritus in both the Departments of Classical Archaeology and Near Eastern Studies at the University of Arizona; he specializes in the social impact of interregional trade among the ancient cultures of the Mediterranean world.





 




Publication Details:


Binding:
 Hardback , 140 pages
ISBN:
 9780897570992
Format:
 279mm x 216mm

BIC Code:
 1FBJ, HD, HDDC
BISAC Code:
  HIS002000, SOC003000
Imprint:
 American Schools of Oriental Research


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