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Subsistence and Settlement in a Marginal Environment: Tell Es-Sweyhat, 1989-1995

Richard Zettler

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ISBN 10: 1931707081 / ISBN 13: 9781931707084
Published by University of Pennsylvania Museu, 1997
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Publisher: University of Penn. Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology Date of Publication: 1997 Binding: hardcover Edition: First Edition Condition: As New Description: No markings in book. Binding is tight. From the Table of Contents: Excavations on the High Mound (Inner Town)-James Armstrong and Richard Zettler; Surface Collections and Excavations in the Lower Town-Richard Zettler; Geomagnetic Mapping of the Outter Town-Peregrine, Bell, Braithwaite, and Danti; Regional Surveys and Excavations-Michael Danti; Sweyhat and Hajji Ibrahim: Some Archaeobotanical Samples from 1991 and 1993 Seasons-Naomi Miller; Faunal Remains from Tell es-Sweyhat and Tell Hajji Ibrahim-Hill Weber, etc. 181pp. Bookseller Inventory # 3002364

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Title: Subsistence and Settlement in a Marginal ...

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Museu

Publication Date: 1997

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

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The volume reports the results of four seasons of excavation at Tell es-Sweyhat, an Early Bronze Age urban center located on the margins of the dry-farming zone in Syria. A goal of the project has been to integrate traditional archaeological methods and the applied sciences. Results to date suggest that the site, though several kilometers from the Euphrates River, was well-situated for exploiting upland pastures. Geomagnetic mapping reveals details about the internal site structure. Archaeobotany, zooarchaeology, and geomagnetic mapping, complemented by a substantial pottery study, regional survey, stratigraphic analysis, and discussion of the newly discovered cemetery provide the basis for understanding this inhospitable area.

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