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The archaeology of the Transjordan in the Bronze and Iron Ages

Author: Rudolph Henry Dornemann
Publisher: Milwaukee, Wis. : Milwaukee Public Museum, ©1983.
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Material Type: Government publication, Local government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rudolph Henry Dornemann
ISBN: 0893260533 9780893260538
OCLC Number: 10044095
Notes: Revision of the author's thesis (Ph. D.)--University of Chicago, 1970.
Description: xvi, 287 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Contents: I. Introduction --
Objectives and emphases of monograph --
Summary of archaeological research in the Transjordan --
Evidence from surface surveys as opposed to evidence from stratified excavation and the necessity of discussing Transjordanian assemblages in relation to Palestine --
The question of settled as opposed to non-settled populations in the Transjordan --
The geographical units in the Transjordan. II. The Bronze Age --
A. Early Bronze Age --
Bab edh Dhra' tombs --
Tombs from other sites --
Evidence of architecture and soundings on tells --
Early Bronze IV --
Middle Bronze I settlements --
Early Bronze IV --
Middle Bronze I tomb material --
Amman citadel Middle Bronze I sherds --
middle Bronze I material and Syrian parallels --
B. Middle Bronze II A --
C. Middle Bronze II B-C --
Middle Bronze glacis at Amman and Safut --
D. Late Bronze Age --
Imported wares --
Local pottery --
Late Bronze sherds from the Amman citadel --
E. General remarks and comments on the history of the Bronze Age. III. Iron Age: Introduction and historical sketch --
IV. Iron Age sequence I (early material) --
Provenience of pottery --
Pottery shapes --
Beginning of Sequence I: The Jebel Nuzha Tomb --
Madeba Tomb A --
Irbed tombs A, B, and C --
Additional material contemporary with the first sequence --
Deir 'Alla sequence --
Balu'a, Aro'er, and some Dhiban sherds --
The Western Arabah: Wadi Timna and surrounding area. V. Iron Age second sequence (late material) --
Provenience of pottery --
Amman district tombs --
Earliest material --
Remaining material --
Bowl forms --
Bowl bases --
Goblets --
Lamps --
Cups --
Trefoil-spouted jugs --
Other jugs --
Side-spouted jugs --
Juglets, small jars and bottles --
Pointed-based bottles --
Imitation alabastra --
Handless, pointed-based jars --
Pointed-based, two-handled jars --
Jar type 7 --
Two-handed, globular vases --
Cooking pots --
Cylindrical jars and some deep bowls --
Storage jars --
Whole vessels from other sites. VI. Painted pottery of the Iron Age --
Simple band-painted decoration --
Banded decoration effected by incision --
Parallel-line decoration with colored bands between the lines --
Other painted decoration --
Discussion of designs --
Human and animal designs --
Flask and bowl decoration --
Philistine pottery and decoration --
Remaining designs with Iron I contexts --
Metope decoration --
Late decoration. VII. Amman citadel (Jebel El Qala') Iron Age remains --
Introduction --
Architecture and stratigraphy --
Area II --
Area I --
The extent of the Iron Age citadel in Amman --
Pottery from Area II --
High-necked jars or jugs --
"Collar-type" rims and related rim types --
"Cylindrical-jar" rims and related rim types --
Miscellaneous jar rims and cooking pots --
Period I --
Period II. VIII. Unstratified sherds from the Amman citadel (Jebel El Qala') --
Find spots --
Bowl types --
Jars deep bowls, and other rim sherds --
Rim types present in the 1969 sounding --
Other Iron I rims and rims similar to the 1969 sounding types --
Miscellaneous rims, handles and bases --
Summary. IX. Iron Age architectural remains --
Remains of fortification walls and fortified settlements --
Remains of three fortresses --
Remains of private houses --
Tomb plans --
Concluding remarks. X. Iron Age small objects and sculpture --
A. Figurines --
Female figurines --
Miscellaneous female figurines --
Male figurines --
Summary of human figurines --
Animals and miscellaneous figurines --
Miscellaneous figurine and mold fragments --
B. Other terra-cotta objects with applied plastic decoration --
Terra-cotta shrines --
Anthropoid sarcophagi --
C. Other small objects --
Iron I objects --
Iron II objects --
D. Stone sculpture --
Balu'a stele --
Male statues or statue fragments from the Amman district --
Female heads --
Concluding statement regarding the Amman sculpture. XI. Conclusions --
A. The Bronze Age --
B. The Iron Age --
Twelfth and eleventh centuries B.C. --
Tenth to Eighth centuries B.C. --
Seventh and sixth centuries B.C. --
General concluding remarks.
Responsibility: Rudolph Henry Dornemann.

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