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Jordan: An Archaeological Reader provides a detailed survey of the human occupation of Jordan from the Palaeolithic through to the end of the Ottoman period. The volume is introduced by a brief history of the development of archaeology in Jordan and an overview of the evolving landscape and environment of the country, followed by fifteen chapters as chronological summaries of the principal archaeological periods.
The primary intent of this volume is to provide an introductory textbook for students of archaeology in general and Levantine and Near Eastern Archaeology in particular, as well as a companion volume for interested amateurs and tourists.
Published: Jul 1, 2008
'Whereas numerous textbooks have been devoted to the archaeology of Israel and the Palestinian Authority, there is much less published on the equally rich and important cultual remains east of hte Jordan River. The present textbook is therefore most welcome.'
Peter M. Fischer, Gothenburg University, American Journal of Archaeology 114.1 (January 2010)
'In addition to updating existing chapters, Adams has made this new paperback edition more affordable and therefore more accessible. It will be particularly useful for students of Near Eastern archaeology, as a close equal to Levy's Archaeology of Society in the Holy Land (1995).'
John D.M. Green, Ashmolean Museum, Unviersity of Oxford, Antiquity 84 (2010)
'With this collection of essays, a distinguished panel of experts provides the only currently available systematic survey of archaeology in Jordan. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and above.'
CHOICE, July 2009