Archaeologies of the Middle East: Critical Perspectives by Susan Pollock, Reinhard Bernbeck

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By Susan Pollock, Reinhard Bernbeck

Archaeologies of the center East offers an leading edge creation to the archaeology of this attention-grabbing sector and a window on either its prior and current. Written through the various most sensible archaeologists of the center East: students from varied backgrounds with a variety of pursuits and highbrow techniques insurance spans 100,000 years: from the Paleolithic to Hellenistic occasions Explores the connections among modern day politics and the social context of archaeological perform and numerous underutilized methods to archaeological interpretation Designed for pupil use

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Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press. C. American Journal of Archaeology 76:270–281. Broshi, Magen, 1979 The Population of Western Palestine in the Roman-Byzantine Period. Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research 236:1–10. , 1986 Media and Secondary State Formation in the Neo-Assyrian Zagros: An Anthropological Approach to an Assyriological Problem. Journal of Cuneiform Studies 38:187–217. Byrd, Brian, 2000 Households in Transition: Neolithic Social Organization within Southwest Asia.

While Eurocentric historians have for the longest time blindly believed in the exactitude of accounts of heroic, victorious Greeks against the huge Persian army, recent assessments have cast serious doubt on both the rendering of the events as well as their importance to the Achaemenid empire (Young 1980; Wiesehöfer 1996:51–52). Long after these battles, the Achaemenid empire fell prey to Alexander III (“the Great”). E. Much of the ancient Near East became part of the Seleucid empire (ca. ). The Levant was temporarily part of the Ptolemaic empire, centered on Egypt.

It is unclear whether a failure in upkeep led to their ruin and concurrent decline of population, or whether the construction of the systems themselves are at the root of ecological problems (Adams 1981:205). Religion played a major role both internally and in relation to the emerging Byzantine empire. Zoroastrianism became the Sasanian state religion under the high priest Kartir. E. founder of Manichaeism, a syncretistic religion with elements of Zoroastrianism, Chaldaean beliefs, Judaism, early Christianity, and Gnosticism, was killed at the instigation of the magi (Zoroastrian priests; cf.

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