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Book: Fertile Crossroads

Chapter: Introduction

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.43988


The southern Levant’s transition from the Iron I to the Iron IIA period (roughly late eleventh to early ninth centuries BCE) is one of the more contentious subjects among historians and archaeologists who work in the region. This chapter provides an introduction to the region and era, the available evidence, and the disciplines and theoretical models that have set the tone for current investigations.

Chapter Contributors

  • Sarah Malena ( - smalena) 'St. Mary’s College of Maryland'