Perspectives on Egypt in the Southern Levant in Light of the High Early Bronze Age Chronology

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Abstract

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.
LanguageEnglish
Title of host publicationNew Horizons in the Study of the Early Bronze III and Early Bronze IV in the Levant
EditorsSuzanne Richard
Place of PublicationWarsaw, Indiana, USA
PublisherEisenbrauns
Publication statusAccepted/In press - Mar 2020
EventAmerican Schools of Oriental Research Annual Meeting - InterContinental Hotel, Buckhead, Atlanta, United States
Duration: 18 Nov 201521 Nov 2015
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Conference

ConferenceAmerican Schools of Oriental Research Annual Meeting
Abbreviated titleASOR Annual Meeting
CountryUnited States
CityAtlanta
Period18/11/1521/11/15
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Southern Levant
Chronology
Early Bronze Age
Egypt
Radiocarbon
Archaeology
Egyptians
Third Millennium BC
Dynasty
Entity
Ancient Near East
Intermediate
International Relations
Western Asia

Keywords

  • Egypt--History--Old Kingdom, ca. 2686-ca. 2181 B.C.
  • Eastern Mediterranean
  • Early Bronze Age
  • Foreign relations
  • Material culture--Egypt
  • Chronology

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Sowada, K. (Accepted/In press). Perspectives on Egypt in the Southern Levant in Light of the High Early Bronze Age Chronology. In S. Richard (Ed.), New Horizons in the Study of the Early Bronze III and Early Bronze IV in the Levant Warsaw, Indiana, USA: Eisenbrauns.
Sowada, Karin. / Perspectives on Egypt in the Southern Levant in Light of the High Early Bronze Age Chronology. New Horizons in the Study of the Early Bronze III and Early Bronze IV in the Levant. editor / Suzanne Richard. Warsaw, Indiana, USA : Eisenbrauns, 2020.
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Sowada, K 2020, Perspectives on Egypt in the Southern Levant in Light of the High Early Bronze Age Chronology. in S Richard (ed.), New Horizons in the Study of the Early Bronze III and Early Bronze IV in the Levant. Eisenbrauns, Warsaw, Indiana, USA, American Schools of Oriental Research Annual Meeting, Atlanta, United States, 18/11/15.

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New Horizons in the Study of the Early Bronze III and Early Bronze IV in the Levant. ed. / Suzanne Richard. Warsaw, Indiana, USA : Eisenbrauns, 2020.

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