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One hundred years of American archaeology in the Middle East : proceedings of the American Schools of Oriental Research centennial celebration, Washington, DC, April 2000 / edited by Douglas R. Clark and Victor H. Matthews.

Other author/creatorClark, Douglas R.
Other author/creatorMatthews, Victor Harold.
Other author/creatorAmerican Schools of Oriental Research.
Format Electronic and Book
Publication InfoBoston : American Schools of Oriental Research,
Descriptionxvii, 448 p. : ill., maps, plans ; 23 cm.
Supplemental Content Full text available from Ebook Central - Academic Complete
Variant title 100 years of American archaeology in the Middle East
Contents A century of American archaeology in the Middle East : looking back and looking ahead / Neil A. Silberman -- Archaeology in the Eastern Mediterranean : where we went wrong in the Twentieth Century and how we can do better in the Twenty-first / James D. Muhly -- The future of archaeology in the Eastern Mediterranean and the Levant : a reply / Robert S. Merrillees -- The patriarchs and matriarchs of ancient Israel : myth or history? / William G. Dever -- The Philistines : neighbors of the Canaanites, Phoenicians and Israelites / Seymour Gitin -- The Greek emergence in the eastern Mediterranean-Cyprus and Phoenicia / Robert S. Merrillees -- The emergence of early Judaism and Christianity in the light of Second Temple diversity and Qumran sectarianism / Eric C. Meyers -- Petra in Jordan : Byzantine churches and scrolls / Pierre M. Bikai -- Canaan as a cultural construct / Jonathan N. Tubb -- Egypt and Canaan in the Bronze Age : a century of research / James Weinstein -- Canaan's relations with Cyprus / Gloria A. London -- Canaan's relations with the Aegean / Eric H. Cline -- Mesopotamian archaeology under the American Schools of Oriental Research / Elizabeth Stone -- State formation in Syria at the beginning of the Iron Age / Rudolph H. Dornemann -- Reconstructing the Tenth Century in ancient Israel / Daniel M. Master -- Evolution is as history does : on state formation in Iron Age Transjordan / Bruce Routledge -- Iron Age state formation in Greece / Ian Morris -- The Iron Age state as a state of mind : a response / David Schloen -- After the return : connections with the classical world in the Persian Period / Jane C. Waldbaum -- Excavating ethnic strata : the search for Hellenistic Phoenicians in the upper Galilee of Israel / Sharon Herbert -- Art as cultural artifact : Roman sculpture in the Semitic East / Elise A. Friedland -- Constructing the past in the cities of Byzantine Palestine / Kenneth G. Holum -- Byzanine Sepphoris : the Fourth Century as viewed through literary and archaeological sources/ James F. Strange -- Southern Syria in the Islamic Period : political periphery or nexus? / Bethany Walker -- Appendix A. Centennial program & related activities -- Appendix B. Diplomacy and archaeology : past, present and future / Tomas R. Pickering -- Appendix C. Footsteps in the dust : a century of ASOR discoveries in the ancient Near East / Joe D. Seger.
Abstract Twenty-four essays by leading scholars review the results of a century of North American archaeological research in the Middle East conducted under the auspices of the American Schools of Oriental Research. The contributors consider each of the major historical archeological periods in the Ancient Near East and discuss cultural issues such as technology, religion, and economic and political realities.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references and index.
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Technical detailsMode of access: World Wide Web
Genre/formElectronic books.
LCCN 2003020903
ISBN0897570677 (pbk. : alk. paper)
ISBN9780897570671 (pbk. : alk. paper)

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