The beginning of Iron Age copper production in the southern Levant: New evidence from Khirbat al-Jariya, Faynan, Jordan

Erez Ben-Yosef, Thomas E. Levy, Thomas Higham, Mohammad Najjar, Lisa Tauxe

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Abstract

The authors have explored the workplace and house of copper workers of the early Iron Age (twelfth to tenth century BC) in Jordan's Wadi Faynan copper ore district, showing that it belongs in time between the collapse of the great Bronze Age states and the arrival of Egyptians in the area under Sheshonq I. They attribute this production to local tribes - perhaps those engaged in building the biblical kingdom of Edom.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)724-746
Number of pages23
JournalAntiquity
Volume84
Issue number325
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2010
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Archaeomagnetism
  • Copper archaeometallurgy
  • Edom
  • Iron Age
  • Radiocarbon

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