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H 290 x W 205 mm

254 pages

137 Figures (colour throughout)

Published Jul 2023

Archaeopress Archaeology


Paperback: 9781803275277

Digital: 9781803275284

DOI 10.32028/9781803275277

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This book presents the results of extensive excavations conducted in the rural region south and east of the modern city of Rosh Ha’Ayin. The archaeological and historical data that are analysed span a period of over 1000 years.



Introduction ;

Chapter 1: Environmental Background ;

Chapter 2: History of Research ;

Chapter 3: The Sites ;

Chapter 4: The Archaeological Survey - Methodology ;

Chapter 5: Landscape Archaeolog ;

Chapter 6: Roads and Agricultural Systems ;

Chapter 7: Settlement Patterns ;

Chapter 8: Comparative Study with the area South of Naḥal Shiloh ;

Chapter 9: The Estimate Population in the Region ;

Chapter 10: Historical Sources and Archaeological Finds ;

Conclusions ;

Bibliography ;

List of Abbreviations

About the Author

Amit Shadman received his BA from the Department of Archaeology and Israel Studies in the University of Haifa , specializing in maritime archaeology. His MA focused on biblical archaeology, with a thesis on the High Carmel during the Iron Age under the supervision of Professor Adam Zertal. In 2003 he started working at the Israel Antiquities Authority. Over the years, he has held several management positions in the organization, and he currently manages the central region. In 2016 he received his PhD from Bar Ilan University with a dissertation based on archaeological research he undertook in the West Samaria region, supervised by Professor Shimon Dar.