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Monumentality in early urbanism: an Early Bronze Age South Levantine monument in context

Monumentality in early urbanism: an Early Bronze Age South Levantine monument in context This study focuses on Gal Yithro, a unique site located in the upper Galilee, Israel. The main feature of the site is a monumental lunate-shaped rujum/cairn, which was dated to the Early Bronze Age. The aim of this paper is to situate the site in its cultural and social context, emphasizing its unique nature. Our findings suggest that Gal Yithro was a prominent landmark within its natural landscape, serving to mark possession and to assert authority and rights over natural resources. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Asian Archaeology Springer Journals

Monumentality in early urbanism: an Early Bronze Age South Levantine monument in context

Asian Archaeology , Volume 1 (2) – Aug 24, 2018

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Publisher
Springer Journals
Copyright
Copyright © 2018 by Research Center for Chinese Frontier Archaeology (RCCFA) and Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
Subject
Social Sciences; Archaeology
ISSN
2520-8098
eISSN
2520-8101
DOI
10.1007/s41826-018-0003-6
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Abstract

This study focuses on Gal Yithro, a unique site located in the upper Galilee, Israel. The main feature of the site is a monumental lunate-shaped rujum/cairn, which was dated to the Early Bronze Age. The aim of this paper is to situate the site in its cultural and social context, emphasizing its unique nature. Our findings suggest that Gal Yithro was a prominent landmark within its natural landscape, serving to mark possession and to assert authority and rights over natural resources.

Journal

Asian ArchaeologySpringer Journals

Published: Aug 24, 2018

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