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The late Neolithic and Chalcolithic periods in the southern Levant : new data from the site of Teleilat Ghassul, Jordan

Author: Jaimie L Lovell
Publisher: Oxford : Archaeopress : Hadrian Books [distributor], 2001.
Series: BAR international series, 974.; Monographs of the Sydney University Teleilat Ghassul project, 1.
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Lovell, Jaimie L.
Late Neolithic and Chalcolithic periods in the southern Levant.
Oxford : Archaeopress : Hadrian Books [distributor], 2001
(OCoLC)604526161
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jaimie L Lovell
ISBN: 1841712639 9781841712635
OCLC Number: 48381518
Description: viii, 259 pages : illustrations, maps ; 30 cm.
Contents: Ch. 1. The history of research --
Teleilat Ghassul and the Chalcolithic period --
Post-war period --
Recent research and regional assemblages --
The re-excavation of Teleilat Ghassul --
The last twenty years --
Late Neolithic ceramic assemblages : Yarmoukian --
Jericho PNA/Jericho IX and the Lodian --
The Wadi Rabah horizon --
Wadi Rabah variants --
The Qatifian and Besorian --
Chalcolithic ceramic assemblages : the Tsafian --
Cream ware --
The Ghassul/Beersheva horizon --
Socio-economic development --
ch. 2. Reconstructing the environmental context --
Geographical setting --
Present day topography and rainfall --
The general picture for the Holocene in the Near East --
Specific data relating to the Dead Sea --
Geological processes since the Chalcolithic --
General background subsistence in the Chalcolithic --
Lithics --
Ceramics --
Architecture --
Changes in environmental expoitation --
Animals for transport and traction --
Specific data on subsistance --
Archaeozoological data --
Archaebotanical data --
Resources available to communities in the Dead Sea --
Copper --
Salt --
Biotumen --
ch. 3. The stratigraphy of Area A at Teleilat Ghassul --
Introduction --
Stratigraphy --
AX and AXI, methodology under Bourke --
Area A, Sondage XI --
Area A, Sondage X --
Hennessy's sequence --
Area A, square II --
Area A, Square III --
Summary of the architectural sequence Ch. 4. The ceramic sequence --
The development of typologies in the Near East --
The Teleilat Ghassul sequence --
Excavation --
Post-excavation --
Presentation of the data --
Fabric distinctions --
The catalogue --
The Late Neolithic phases (J,I and H) --
The Early Chalcolithic phase (G and GH) --
The Middle Chalcolithic phases (F, D and E) --
The Late Chalcolithic phase (C, B, A and A+) --
Fabric/form correlations --
General trends --
Discussion --
Estimated vessel equivalents --
Specific chemical studies --
PIXE/PIGME results --
Ceramics and socio-economic theory --
Ethnographic context for potting in prehistory --
Standardisation and specialisation at Teleilat Ghassul --
Variablility --
ch. 5. The sequence in context --
Periodisation and "ceramic cultures" --
Jericho VIII and IX --
The stratigraphic evidence --
Ceramic parallels --
Remarks --
Radiometric dates for the Late Neolithic-Late Chalcolithic --
Typological correlations --
Summary of the implications for Late Neolithic-Chalcolithic settlement --
ch. 6. Conclusions --
The Late Neolithic to Late Chalcolithic development --
The Late Chalcolithic --
Teleilat Ghassul in a regional context.
Series Title: BAR international series, 974.; Monographs of the Sydney University Teleilat Ghassul project, 1.
Responsibility: Jaimie L. Lovell.

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