Peasant Decision-Making: An Archaeological Perspective
Life on the Farm in Late Medieval Jerusalem - The Peasant Farmstead of Khirbet Beit Mazmil, its Occupants and their Industry over Five Centuries - Bethany J. Walker
Gideon Avni [+]
Hebrew University and Israel Antiquities Authority
Prof. Dr. Gideon Avni (PhD 1997, Hebrew University, Institute of Archaeology) – Professor of Archaeology at Hebrew University in Jerusalem and Director of Excavations and Surveys of the Israel Antiquities Authority. Co-PI of the Medieval Jerusalem Hinterland Project. Author of The Byzantine-Islamic Transition in Palestine: An Archaeological Approach (Oxford, 2014) and Nomads, Farmers and Town Dwellers, Pastoralist - Sedentist Interaction in the Negev Highlands, 6th -8th Centuries CE. Jerusalem, 1996), two edited and several collaboratively written monographs, and 37 scholarly articles.
Yuval Gadot [+]
Tel Aviv University
Prof. Dr. Yuval Gadot (PhD 2004, Tel Aviv University, Archaeology/Jewish Studies) – Professor of Archaeology; Director of Institute of Archaeology, Tel Aviv University. Director of the terrace component of the Medieval Jerusalem Hinterland Project. Co-author of 5 monographs, editor of 4 published works, and author of 72 scholarly articles.
This chapters sets the language of the rest of the volume, introducing key concepts related to the decision-making process behind historical land use and “reading” the archaeological record in this regard.