Walking Through Jordan - Essays in Honor of Burton MacDonald - Michael Neeley

Walking Through Jordan - Essays in Honor of Burton MacDonald - Michael Neeley

The Iron Age Pottery from Burton MacDonald's Last Three Surveys in the Highlands of Southern Jordan

Walking Through Jordan - Essays in Honor of Burton MacDonald - Michael Neeley

Larry Herr [+-]
Burman University
Larry Herr is Professor Emeritus of Religious Studies at Burman University where he is working on the final publications of the excavations he co-directed with L. T. Geraty and D. R. Clark at Tall al-`Umayri for the Madaba Plains Project from 1984 to 2008. His primary research interests include the archaeology of Jordan in its Levantine context, the pottery of the southern Levant, and the development of writing and scripts during the Iron Age.

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This paper attempts to outline the development of the Iron Age pottery in the highlands of Jordan south of the Wadi al-Ḥasa, the region often called “Edom” during the Iron Age. The corpus discussed here was gathered during the last three archaeological surveys conducted by Burton MacDonald in this region: The Tafila-Busayra Archaeological Survey (TBAS), the Ayl to Ras an-Naqab Archaeological Survey (ARNAS), and the Shammakh to Ayl Archaeological Survey (SAAS). Because ceramic styles were similar over large areas during Iron I and because there are no Iron I excavated sites in our area, parallels from territories north of the Ḥasa are used to help establish the assemblage of that period. Parallels from closer to home during the Iron II period are used, because of increasing territorialism in ceramic forms at that time. As a result, we are able to suggest broad lines of development for the Iron Age.

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Herr, Larry. The Iron Age Pottery from Burton MacDonald's Last Three Surveys in the Highlands of Southern Jordan. Walking Through Jordan - Essays in Honor of Burton MacDonald. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 151-182 Nov 2017. ISBN 9781781792834. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=28926. Date accessed: 09 Dec 2019 doi: 10.1558/equinox.28926. Nov 2017

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