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

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

The Middle Epipaleolithic at Tor at-­Tareeq in the Wadi al-­‐Hasa, Jordan

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

Deborah Olszewski [+-]
University of Pennsylvania and Penn Museum
Deborah I. Olszewski specializes in the Upper Paleolithic and Epipaleolithic of the Middle East, where she has been involved in several projects in Jordan, including the Wadi Hasa Paleolithic Project (directed by G.A. Clark), the Eastern Hasa Late Pleistocene Project (co-directed with N.R. Coinman), and the Western Highlands Early Epipaleolithic Project (co-directed with M. al-Nahar). Her interests include the origins of food production economies and the application of interpretations of lithic assemblages to understanding hunter-gatherer-forager settlement systems. She is Adjunct Professor in the Department of Anthropology, University of Pennsylvania.
Natalie Munro [+-]
University of Connecticut
Natalie D. Munro is a professor of Anthropology at the University of Connecticut. Her research concerns on the transition from foraging to farming societies in the greater Mediterranean Basin using ancient animal remains. Munro has a special interest in the formative conditions of agriculture, the process of animal domestication and the spread of agriculture from the Near East to southeastern Europe. She has active research projects in Turkey, Israel, Jordan and Greece.
Michael Kennerty [+-]
Georgia Dept of Audits & Accounts
Michael Kennerty's research included zooarchaeological analysis of hunting and animal husbandry in both prehistoric and historic periods. He participated with excavations in Israel and the Eastern United States, and has worked with faunal assemblages from these areas, as well as Jordan.

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Excavations in 1984, 1992, and 2000 by two separate projects in Area C at the open-air site of Tor at-Tareeq (WHS 1065) in the Wadi al-Hasa region of Jordan yielded assemblages attributable to the Middle Epipaleolithic period. The lithic assemblage is characterized by very wide geometrics, with lunate or trapeze morphology; the only known parallels to these in Jordan are surface collections from Wadi Jilat 28 and excavated materials from Phase D/Area A at Kharaneh IV in the Azraq Basin region. Tor at-Tareeq was situated near Pleistocene marshes and possibly a lake, with Middle Epipaleolithic occupations occurring during a period of warmer and wetter climatic conditions after the Last Glacial Maximum. The small faunal assemblage includes gazelle, aurochs, equid, and tortoise. This paper discusses the cultural materials recovered during these three field seasons, clarifies several erroneous attributions made in previous publications, and compares Tor at-Tareeq to Kharaneh IV Phase D/Area A.

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Olszewski, Deborah; Munro, Natalie; Kennerty, Michael. The Middle Epipaleolithic at Tor at-­Tareeq in the Wadi al-­‐Hasa, Jordan. Walking Through Jordan - Essays in Honor of Burton MacDonald. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 329-345 Nov 2017. ISBN 9781781792834. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=28932. Date accessed: 09 Aug 2020 doi: 10.1558/equinox.28932. Nov 2017

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