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11. Early Bronze Age IV Community in the Upper Wadi Zarqa, North Central Jordan: Ethnoarchaeological Perspectives


 
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1. Title Title of document 11. Early Bronze Age IV Community in the Upper Wadi Zarqa, North Central Jordan: Ethnoarchaeological Perspectives - Transitions, Urbanism, and Collapse in the Bronze Age
 
2. Creator Author's name, affiliation, country Khalid Douglas; Sultan Qaboos University, Oman; Oman
 
3. Subject Discipline(s) Archaeology
 
4. Subject Keyword(s) EBIV; upper Wadi az-Zarqa; Gharissa; Ethnoarchaeology; semi-nomadic; Jabal er-Rahil; Khirbet al-Batrway; Jneneh
 
5. Subject Subject classification Early Bronze Age; Southern Levant
 
6. Description Abstract Several EBIV sites were found in the Upper Wadi az-Zarqa in north central Jordan indicating that the region was a favorite during this period. From an environmental perspective, this region is considered as a transitional area between the arid zone in the east and the Mediterranean one in the west. Excavations at three sites: Jabal er-Raheel, Khirbet al-Batrawy and Jneneh, showed that their inhabitants had adopted a semi-nomadic life-style where their substance economy relied mainly on seasonal agriculture and livestock. In order to understand their socio-economic lifestyle an ethno-archaeological study was carried out on a modern village located in the same region was taken as a case study. The village called Gharissa, it was established on a hill-top on the ruins of earlier settlements in the beginning of the twentieth century, settled for almost half century by a semi-nomadic community then it was abandoned completely. The inhabitants moved down and established a new village (New Gharissa). The ruins of the old village are relatively well preserved. Few of the first inhabitants are still a life. Interestingly interviewing some of them uncovered new aspects and ideas related to their way of life, environment adopted system and subsistence economy where it can be applied to understand the EBIV inhabitants of the region.
 
7. Publisher Organizing agency, location Equinox Publishing Ltd
 
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9. Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 15-Jan-2021
 
10. Type Status & genre Peer-reviewed Article
 
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12. Format File format PDF
 
13. Identifier Uniform Resource Identifier https://journals.equinoxpub.com/books/article/view/37734
 
14. Identifier Digital Object Identifier 10.1558/equinox.37734
 
15. Source Journal/conference title; vol., no. (year) Equinox eBooks Publishing; Transitions, Urbanism, and Collapse in the Bronze Age
 
16. Language English=en en
 
18. Coverage Geo-spatial location, chronological period, research sample (gender, age, etc.) Levant,
late 4th to early 2nd millennia BCE
 
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