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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 (EBA) periodisations on which the archaeology of the region is based. This period is coeval with the Egyptian First Dynasty to First Intermediate Period, covering the late fourth and third millennia B.C. Within this new framework, assessment of archaeological and radiocarbon data from both Egypt and the Levant exposes the need for a transformation of traditional constructions of international relations and the dynamics behind the collapse of urban entities. This paper examines some implications of the High Chronology for our understanding of Egyptian relations with the southern Levant.
|Title of host publication||New horizons in the study of the Early Bronze III and Early Bronze IV of the Levant|
|Place of Publication||University Park, Pennsylvania, USA|
|Number of pages||20|
|Publication status||Published - 2020|
|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|
- Egypt--History--Old Kingdom, ca. 2686-ca. 2181 B.C.
- Eastern Mediterranean
- Early Bronze Age
- Foreign relations
- Material culture--Egypt
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Conference paper "Pollen Residues and the Liquid Commodities Trade between Egypt and the Levant in the Old Kingdom"21 Nov 2020
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