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H 297 x W 210 mm

210 pages

Illustrated throughout in colour and black & white

Published Aug 2015

Archaeopress Archaeology

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Paperback: 9781784911706

Digital: 9781784911713

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This volume is primarily concerned with the re-analysis of the wall paintings from the Jordanian Chalcolithic period (ca. 4700-3700 BC) settlement site of Teleilat Ghassul, first excavated in 1929 by scholars from the Pontifical Biblical Institute Rome and latterly by Australians from the University of Sydney.

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Contents

Chapter 1.1. Introduction Chapter 1.2 History of Research Chapter 2.1 Geographical and Environmental Context Chapter 2.2 Society, culture and ritual context Chapter 2.3 Prehistoric Artistic Context Chapter 2.4 The Wall art of Ghassul: Discovery and Archaeological Context Chapter 3.1 Settlement, Structural and Ritual Context Chapter 3.2 Subject Matter: New Interpretations Chapter 4.1 Ghassulian Technological innovation Chapter 4.2 Replication Studies Chapter 5.1. Subject Analysis, Symbolism and Significance Chapter 5.2. Art History and Cultural Significance Chapter 6. Summary and general conclusions Bibliography