13. On the Edge of the Valley: The Wadi Hammeh and the Hinterland of Pella in the EB IV Period

Transitions, Urbanism, and Collapse in the Bronze Age - Essays in Honor of Suzanne Richard - Jesse C. Long, Jr.

Melissa Kennedy [+-]
University of Western Australia
Dr. Melissa A. Kennedy is currently a Research Associate at the University of Western Australia, for the project Aerial Archaeology in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (AAKSAU); where she is conducting one of the first remote ground surveys of the Al-‘Ula hinterland. Her research interest lies in the Early and Middle Bronze Ages of the Levant, specially the Early Bronze Age IV and the connections between the northern and southern Levant. She has also conducted extensive fieldwork in Jordan, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Greece and Australia.
Stephen Bourke [+-]
University of Sydney
Dr. Stephen Bourke has nearly forty years field experience in the Middle East, with interests ranging from the archaeology of the Palaeolithic through late Medieval periods. He has directed the University of Sydney excavations at Pella in Jordan since 1992. Previously he directed four seasons of renewed excavations at Teleilat Ghassul (Jordan). He also had a long-term association with British UCL excavations at Tell Nebi Mend, Syria, and the Durham University’s Homs Regional Survey. He has written widely on the archaeology of the Levant in particular, and has more than 90 publications in that field.

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This paper presents for the first-time key information regarding one of the great unknown periods at Pella and its hinterland, the EB IV. By offering previously unpublished materials from the University of Sydney’s 1985 Wadi Hammeh Survey and the excavations in Area XXXII on the main mound of Pella itself, this paper traces the settlement history of this site during the final centuries of the third millennium BCE. Offering new insights into the reoccupation of Pella at the EB-MB transition.

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Kennedy, Melissa; Bourke, Stephen. 13. On the Edge of the Valley: The Wadi Hammeh and the Hinterland of Pella in the EB IV Period. Transitions, Urbanism, and Collapse in the Bronze Age - Essays in Honor of Suzanne Richard. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. Apr 2021. ISBN 9781781797204. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=37729. Date accessed: 11 Jul 2020 doi: 10.1558/equinox.37729. Apr 2021

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