Kataret es-Samra, Jordan
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.
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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 Burge, 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 Burge, 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 Burge, 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 Burge, 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 Burge, and Peter M. Fischer)
A report on the excavation of Tomb 2 and a survey with test excavations undertaken in 1985 at the tell site of Kataret es-Samra in the Katar region of the central Jordan River valley, near the confluence of the Zerqa and Jordan Rivers. […] a solid report on a small archaeological project, albeit belated in publication, which will hopefully inspire other such projects to follow suit.
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.
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Albert Leonard Jr
Annual of ASOR
- The Archaeology of Agro-Pastoralist Economies in Jordan - ASOR Annual 69
- Archaeology of Difference - Gender, Ethnicity, Class and the Other in Antiquity - Studies in Honor of Eric M. Meyers, AASOR 60-61
- The Archaeology of the Ostraca House at Israelite Samaria - Epigraphic Discoveries in Complicated Contexts - ASOR Annual 70
- ASOR Annual 59 - Pt. 1, Results of the 2001 Kerak Plateau Early Bronze Age Survey : Pt. 2, Two Early Alphabetic Inscriptions from the Wadi El- Hol
- Bayt Farhi and the Sephardic Palaces of Ottoman Damascus in the Late 18th and 19th Centuries
- Crossroads and Boundaries - The Archaeology of Past and Present in the Malloura Valley, Cyprus, AASOR 65
- Excavations at Tel Jezreel
- Kataret es-Samra, Jordan
- The Middle Bronze Age IIA Cemetery at Gesher - Final Report, AASOR 62
- The Nabataean Temple at Khirbet et-Tannur, Jordan, Volume 1 - Architecture and Religion. Final Report on Nelson Glueck’s 1937 Excavation, AASOR 67
- The Nabataean Temple at Khirbet et-Tannur, Jordan, Volume 2 - Cultic Offerings, Vessels, and other Specialist Reports. Final Report on Nelson Glueck’s 1937 Excavation, AASOR 68
- The Near East in the South West - Essays in Honor of William G. Dever, AASOR 58
- The Photographs of the American Palestine Exploration Society - AASOR 66
- Preliminary Excavation Reports and Other Archaeological Investigations - Tell Qarqur, Iron I Sites in the North Central Highlands of Palestine, AASOR 56
- Reflections of Empire - Archaeological and Ethnographic Perspectives on the Pottery of the Ottoman Levant and Beyond, AASOR 64
- Views from Phlamoudhi, Cyprus - AASOR 63