The Lower Qishon Late Bronze Age Terrestrial and Maritime Network

Jose Maria Martin Garcia, Michal Artzy

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    Abstract

    During the Late Bronze Age, a complex network of economic interactions constituted of various semi-independent political entities, yet economically interdependent, existed in the Lower Qishon riverbed. We conducted a comparative analysis of plainwares from different sites along the Lower Qishon to identify how they interacted during the LBA. We also performed a comparative study of the maritime-imported ceramics to uncover the maritime connections of the network. We conclude that the Lower Qishon network linked the southern Akko/Haifa Bay with the northwestern Jezreel Valley. On land, the network was in contact with Tel Hazor and the Transjordan. At sea, it was directly connected with Syro-Lebanese and Cypriote coastal sites and indirectly with Egypt, coastal Anatolia, and the Aegean.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)121-136
    Number of pages16
    JournalComplutum
    Volume33
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    StatePublished - 10 Mar 2022

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    Keywords

    • Akko/Haifa Bay
    • economic interactions
    • imported ceramics
    • Jezreel Valley
    • Late Bronze Age
    • plainware ceramics

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Archaeology
    • History
    • Archaeology

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