Radiocarbon chronology of the EB I–II and II–III transitions at Tel Bet Yerah, and its implications for the nature of social change in the southern Levant

Johanna Regev, Sarit Paz, Raphael Greenberg, Elisabetta Boaretto

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Abstract

A closely controlled radiocarbon se-quence for the EB I–III, compiled over six seasons of excavations at Tel Bet Yerah, Israel, provides new information on the EB I–II and II–III transitions. These dates support the possibility of a decades-long overlap between some late EB I and early EB II sites and indicate a mid- to late 29th-century cal BC date for the introduction of Khirbet Kerak Ware in the southern Levant. South Levantine EB II is shown to co-extend neatly with the First Dynasty of Egypt.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)54-75
Number of pages22
JournalLevant
Volume51
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 19 Mar 2020

Keywords

  • Early Bronze Age
  • Khirbet Kerak Ware
  • Southern Levant
  • radiocarbon sequence
  • urbanization

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