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Title Crossing the rift : resources, routes, settlement patterns, and interaction in the Wadi Arabah / edited by Piotr Bienkowski and Katharina Galor
Published [England] : Council for British Research in the Levant and Oxbow Books ; Oxford : Oxbow Books ; Oakville, CT : David Brown Book Co., 2006


Description 1 online resource (vi, 258 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series Levant supplementary series ; v. 3
Levant supplementary series ; v. 3.
Contents 1. The Wadi Arabah : meanings in a contested landscape / Piotr Bienkowski -- 2. Desert environment and geoarchaeology of the Wadi Arabah / Hendrik J. Bruins -- 3. The archaeological surveys in the Arabah reconsidered : data and metadata / Moti Haiman -- 4. Settlement patterns in the Wadi Arabah and the adjacent desert areas : a view from the Eilat region / Uzi Avner -- 5. The Southern Ghors and North-east Arabah : resources, sites and routes / Burton MacDonald -- 6. Cultural and geological influences on prehistoric site distributions in the Wadi Arabah / Donald O. Henry -- 7. Aspects of an early bronze age II-III polity in the Dead Sea region / Yuval Yekutieli -- 8. Mining archaeology and archaeometallurgy in the Wadi Arabah : the mining districts of Faynan and Timna / Andreas Hauptmann -- 9. Copper trading networks across the Arabah during the later early bronze age / Russell Adams -- 10. The emergence and first development of the Arabian trade across the Wadi Arabah / Michaël Jasmin -- 11. The Wadi Arabah in the Hebrew scriptures / John R. Bartlett -- 12. 'Down to the sea' : Nabataean colonization in the Negev Highlands / Tali Erickson-Gini -- 13. The Nabataean presence south of the Dead Sea : new evidence / Yizhar Hirschfeld -- 14. Textiles, basketry, cordage and fruits from 'Eh Tamar : preliminary report / Orit Shamir -- 15. The Rujm Taba Archaeological Project (RTAP) : results of the 2001 survey and reconnaisance / Benjamin J. Dolinka -- 16. Roman organization in the Arabah in the fourth century AD / Benjamin Isaac -- 17. Roman Aila and the Wadi Arabah : an economic relationship / S. Thomas Parker -- 18. Were there gold mines in the Eastern Arabah? / Ze'ev Meshel -- 19. Land behind Aqaba : the Wadi Arabah during the early Islamic period / Donald Whilcomb -- 20. Nineteenth-century travellers in the Wadi Arabah / Eveline J. van der Steen -- 21. Relations between Bedouin tribes on opposite sides of the Wadi Arabah, 1600-1950 / Clinton Bailey
Notes "Most of the papers published in this volume were first presented at a conference of the same title, organised by the two editors, held in Atlanta in November 2003"--Introduction
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
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Subject Geology -- Arabah Valley (Israel and Jordan) -- Congresses
Excavations (Archaeology) -- Arabah Valley (Israel and Jordan) -- Congresses
Archaeological surveying -- Arabah Valley (Israel and Jordan) -- Congresses
Trade routes -- Arabah Valley (Israel and Jordan) -- Congresses
Trails -- Arabah Valley (Israel and Jordan) -- History -- Congresses
Archaeological surveying.
Excavations (Archaeology)
Trade routes.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Archaeology
Arabah Valley (Israel and Jordan) -- History -- Congresses
Arabah Valley (Israel and Jordan) -- Antiquities -- Congresses
Arabah Valley (Israel and Jordan) -- Commerce -- Congresses
Arabah Valley (Israel and Jordan) -- Environmental conditions -- Congresses
Negev (Israel) -- History -- Congresses
Israel -- Negev.
Middle East -- Arabah Valley.
Wadi al-Araba
Genre/Form Conference papers and proceedings.
Form Electronic book
Author Bienkowski, Piotr
Galor, Katharina
ISBN 9781739730222