Results of the Associated Regional Chronologies for the Ancient Near East Project (ARCANE) have produced a sweeping new dating schema for Western Asia. In particular, the radiocarbon-based ‘High Chronology’ for the Southern Levant fundamentally changes the dating of the Early Bronze Age periodisations on which the archaeology of the region is based. This paper examines the radiocarbon and archaeological data to develop a revised framework for chronological synchronisms between Egypt and the Southern Levant. This provides a revised basis from which to assess exchange activity and foreign relations between the regions 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.: Southern Levant|
|Editors||Pierre de Miroschedji|
|Place of Publication||Turnhout|
|Publication status||Accepted/In press - 21 Apr 2013|
|Event||American Schools of Oriental Research Annual Meeting - InterContinental Hotel, Buckhead, Atlanta, United States|
Duration: 18 Nov 2015 → 21 Nov 2015
|Conference||American Schools of Oriental Research Annual Meeting|
|Abbreviated title||ASOR Annual Meeting|
|Period||18/11/15 → 21/11/15|
- Southern Levant
- Early Bronze Age
- 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