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The 2000 Season at Tall al-'Umayri and Subsequent Studies

Edited by Larry Herr, Douglas Clark, and Lawrence Geraty

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ISBN: 978-1-57506-795-7

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2018

Madaba Plains Project

The 2000 Season at Tall al-'Umayri and Subsequent Studies

Edited by Larry Herr, Douglas Clark, and Lawrence Geraty

The seventh volume of the Tall al-‘Umayri seasonal publication series covers the important finds of the excavations in 2000. There are copious illustrations, some in color. The volume also includes a report on the initial discovery of the large Late Bronze Age building, which had walls standing three meters high and more than a meter thick. It is one of the very few significant LB buildings ever found in central Jordan. The volume also includes a report on the second major house dating to the Late Bronze/Iron I transition. Together with the four-room house reported in the fifth and sixth volumes, these are two of the best-preserved houses from this time ever excavated in the Southern Levant, with the remains standing two meters tall in places. The second house, reported here, contains several domestic cultic features and smashed pottery lying on the surface. One dramatic feature is the colorful but violent destruction layer two meters thick, representing a cataclismic event that brought this city to its demise and covered the finds on the floors. How did people live in the ancient world? These two houses go a long way in answering that question.

 

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The seventh volume of the Tall al-‘Umayri seasonal publication series covers the important finds of the excavations in 2000. There are copious illustrations, some in color. The volume also includes a report on the initial discovery of the large Late Bronze Age building, which had walls standing three meters high and more than a meter thick. It is one of the very few significant LB buildings ever found in central Jordan. The volume also includes a report on the second major house dating to the Late Bronze/Iron I transition. Together with the four-room house reported in the fifth and sixth volumes, these are two of the best-preserved houses from this time ever excavated in the Southern Levant, with the remains standing two meters tall in places. The second house, reported here, contains several domestic cultic features and smashed pottery lying on the surface. One dramatic feature is the colorful but violent destruction layer two meters thick, representing a cataclismic event that brought this city to its demise and covered the finds on the floors. How did people live in the ancient world? These two houses go a long way in answering that question.

In another location, we have learned much more about the open courtyard sanctuary from the late Iron I period. It produced a model shrine in the 2000 season, with two elongated humanoid figurines guarding the entrance. Finally, the volume discusses a Hellenistic farmstead that was built on the site. Specialist studies include a major report on the pottery from all of the above periods (and more), aspects of ceramic technology, the objects and artifacts, and a special report on the model shrine.

Dedication to HRH Princess Sumaya bint El Hassan

Part One: Overview

Chapter 1 An Overview of the 2000 Season of the Madaba Plains Project at Tall al-Ê¿Umayri

Larry G. Herr

Part Two: Tall Al-Ê¿Umayri

Chapter 2 Excavation and Cumulative Results, 1984 to 2000 Seasons

Larry G. Herr

Chapter 3 Field A: The Western Citadel

John I. Lawlor

Chapter 4 Field B: The Western Defense System and Northwestern Domestic Area

Douglas R. Clark and Kent V. Bramlett

Chapter 5 Field H: The Southwest Acropolis

David R. Berge

Chapter 6 Field L: The Southern Agricultural Complex

David C. Hopkins

Chapter 7 The Pottery

Larry G. Herr

Part Three: Subsequent Studies

Chapter 8 Marks Incised on Rims and Handles Excavated at Tall al-Ê¿Umayri, 2000

Gloria London

Chapter 9 The Objects and Artifacts

Douglas R. Clark

Chapter 10A Model Shrine from Tall al-Ê¿Umayri

Stefanie P. Elkins

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