By Aren M. Maeir
By way of publishing those ten essays in English within the BAR sequence the learn performed by means of the members, and the proof and fieldwork methodologies they cite, is made to be had to a much broader viewers. This quantity comprises a tremendous selection of case experiences and overviews of rural payment in Israel from overdue prehistory to the fashionable interval. Addressing large questions about the actual nature of settlements, their visual appeal and disappearance from the archaeological list, the connection among rural and concrete websites, cost styles and methods, and fiscal actions, the participants provide an exceptional cross-section of techniques to the topic.
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Evidence for more sedentary settlement, and eventually for reurbanization, comes later in MB I, with cities finally being established only toward the end of the 250-year-long period (Maeir, this volume). The process of resettlement by sedentary agriculturalists seems to have been gradual, very unlike EB II, and akin to classic central place models (Blouet 1972; Hagget, Cliff, and Frey 1977:157 ff). Sites seem more evenly distributed in the landscape, and village autonomy is suggested by the varied ceramics and heterogeneous clay sources indicated by petrographic analysis (Greenberg et at.
The Rural Landscape of Ancient Israel by Aren M. Maeir