Land in Between: The Orontes Valley in the Early Urban Age

Edited by Melissa Kennedy

A Land in Between documents the material culture and socio-political relationships of the Orontes Valley and its neighbours from the fourth through to the second millennium BCE. The authors demonstrate that the valley was an important conduit for the exchange of knowledge and goods that fuelled the first urban age in western Syria. This lays the foundation for a comparative perspective, providing a clearer understanding of key differences between the Orontes region and its neighbours, and insights into how patterns of material and political association changed over time.

forms a substantive and coherent volume that explores the strategic role the Orontes Valley played as a cultural bridge during the formative period of the Early Bronze Age

- Academic Reviewer

Release
Dec-2020
ISBN
9781743327180
RRP (AUD)
$80.00
Pages
276
Format
Paperback
Category
Archaeology

Melissa Kennedy

Melissa Kennedy is a Research Associate at the University of Western Australia for the Project Aerial Archaeology in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (AAKSAU).

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