Results of the Associated Regional Chronologies for the Ancient Near East Project (ARCANE) have produced a sweeping new dating schema for Western Asia. Revised radiocarbon-based chronologies for the Levant in addition to new radiocarbon dates for Egypt have demonstrated the need for a revision of previously accepted synchronisms between the regions. With a focus on the Central Levant, this paper revises the relative and absolute chronological frameworks underpinning synchronisms between Egypt and the Levant, thus providing a refreshed basis on which to place exchange activity and foreign relations in the Eastern Mediterranean from the late fourth to the end of the third millennium BC.
|Title of host publication||Associated Regional Chronologies for the Ancient Near East and the Eastern Mediterranean|
|Subtitle of host publication||ARCANE Regional Vol.: Central Levant|
|Place of Publication||Turnhout|
|Publication status||Accepted/In press - 2 Apr 2014|
|Event||American Schools of Oriental Research Annual Meeting - InterContinental Hotel, Buckhead, Atlanta, United States|
Duration: 18 Nov 2015 → 21 Nov 2015
|Name||Associated Regional Chronologies for the Ancient Near East and the Eastern Mediterranean|
|Conference||American Schools of Oriental Research Annual Meeting|
|Abbreviated title||ASOR Annual Meeting|
|Period||18/11/15 → 21/11/15|
- Egypt--History--Early Dynastic Period, ca. 3100-ca. 2686 B.C.
- Egypt--History--Old Kingdom, ca. 2686-ca. 2181 B.C.
- Material culture--Egypt
- Radiocarbon dating
Sowada, K. (Accepted/In press). Chronological synchronisms between Egypt and the Central Levant during the third millennium BC. In J-P. Thalmann (Ed.), Associated Regional Chronologies for the Ancient Near East and the Eastern Mediterranean: ARCANE Regional Vol.: Central Levant (Associated Regional Chronologies for the Ancient Near East and the Eastern Mediterranean). Turnhout: Brepols.