19. The Madaba Settlement Cluster and the Nature of Early Bronze Age Urbanism in the Central Highlands of Jordan

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

Stanley Klassen [+-]
University of Toronto
Stanley Klassen is Collections Manager and Lab Technician of the Archaeology Laboratory in the Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations at the University of Toronto. He has excavated in Israel, Jordan, and Turkey, and has published numerous studies on the Bronze and Iron Age pottery of the southern Levant and Egypt, with a special focus on their technological, mineralogical, and chemical properties.
Timothy P. Harrison [+-]
University of Toronto
Timothy P. Harrison is Professor of Near Eastern Archaeology at the University of Toronto. His doctoral dissertation was on the Early Bronze Age communities in the Highlands of Central Jordan, and explored the advent of urbanization and state formation in the region. He has directed excavations at the Bronze and Iron Age site of Tall Madaba, in Jordan, and he is currently directing the Tayinat Archaeological Project in southeastern Turkey. These projects form part of a broader regional research effort that seeks to shed light on the rise of early complex societies in the Eastern Mediterranean.

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Numerous studies have attempted to define the development of urbanism in the southern Levant during the Early Bronze Age. While pan-regional models have generally been favored, fieldwork has increasingly demonstrated the complex and diverse character of the archaeological record during this period, emphasizing the importance of examining development at the local regional level. The Madaba Settlement Cluster, situated in the Highlands of central Jordan, offers a unique opportunity to test integration at this regional level. This paper presents the preliminary results of a holistic analysis of pottery assemblages from six Early Bronze II sites within the Madaba Settlement Cluster and highlights the distributed nature and organization of the ceramic industry during this period.

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Klassen, Stanley; Harrison, Timothy. 19. The Madaba Settlement Cluster and the Nature of Early Bronze Age Urbanism in the Central Highlands of Jordan. Transitions, Urbanism, and Collapse in the Bronze Age - Essays in Honor of Suzanne Richard. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. May 2021. ISBN 9781781797204. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=40880. Date accessed: 22 Oct 2020 doi: 10.1558/equinox.40880. May 2021

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