Peripheral Concerns - Urban Development in the Bronze Age Southern Levant - Susan Cohen

Peripheral Concerns - Urban Development in the Bronze Age Southern Levant - Susan Cohen

Bronze Age Urban Development in the Southern Levant

Peripheral Concerns - Urban Development in the Bronze Age Southern Levant - Susan Cohen

Susan Cohen [+-]
Montana State University
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Susan L. Cohen received her Ph.D. in Syro-Palestinian Archaeology and Hebrew Bible from the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at Harvard University in 2000. Her research focuses on the archaeology, history, and international interconnections of the Bronze Age in the southern Levant, with emphasis on rural settlement and subsistence, rural-urban relations, and synchronisms and interactions with ancient Egypt. She was Director of the excavations at the Middle Bronze Age mortuary site of Gesher, and the small rural multi-period site of Tel Zahara, both in the Jordan Valley, and is Co-Director of the Tell Abu Shusha excavations beginning in summer 2019. She is currently Chair of the Department of History and Philosophy at Montana State University, and Chair of the Fellowships Committee of the W.F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research in Jerusalem.

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As the premise and approach throughout this study focuses on a diachronic study of urban development in the Early and Middle Bronze Ages, this chapter then examines and analyzes the settlement patterns in both eras as they illustrate these varying processes of growth and development. Using evidence from both excavation and surveys with attention to site size and distribution, this chapter compares the data for settlement patterns for the Early Bronze Age and the Middle Bronze Age in light of the theoretical approaches regarding growth, stability, sustainability, and development. Finally, this diachronic comparison is then again evaluated in a broad perspective that expands to include Nubia as a means for viewing urban development in the southern Levantine periphery in greater context.

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Cohen, Susan. Bronze Age Urban Development in the Southern Levant. Peripheral Concerns - Urban Development in the Bronze Age Southern Levant. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 69-91 Apr 2016. ISBN 9781781791776. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=22417. Date accessed: 24 Jul 2024 doi: 10.1558/equinox.22417. Apr 2016

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