Keys to the Past? Archaeological Correlates of Social and Cultural Memory from the Ancient Levant

The Hunt for Ancient Israel - Essays in Honour of Diana V. Edelman - Cynthia Shafer-Elliott

Aren Maeir [+-]
Bar-Ilan University
Aren M. Maeir is a professor of archaeology at the Institute of Archaeology of the Martin (Szusz) Department of Land of Israel Studies and Archaeology at Bar-Ilan University (Ramat-Gan, Israel). He has published extensively on the Bronze and Iron Age of the Ancient Near East, including most recently Berlejung, A., Maeir. A. M., and Schuele, A., Wandering Arameans: Arameans Outside Syria - Textual and Archaeological Perspectives (Harrassowitz, 2017).

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This contribution uses a memory-oriented perspective to shed light on three aspects of the archaeology of the Southern Levant, which perhaps can be seen as material correlates of cultural and social memory. The examples are from Late Bronze Age New Kingdom Egypt, Iron Age Philistia, and the Hellenistic Hasmonean culture. These examples can serve as an indication of the potential contribution of memory-oriented perspectives in the study of the ancient cultures of the Southern Levant.

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Maeir, Aren. Keys to the Past? Archaeological Correlates of Social and Cultural Memory from the Ancient Levant. The Hunt for Ancient Israel - Essays in Honour of Diana V. Edelman. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. Nov 2021. ISBN 9781800500228. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=41644. Date accessed: 26 Sep 2021 doi: 10.1558/equinox.41644. Nov 2021

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