Imported artefacts from an Early Bronze Age I burial ground at Nesher-Ramla Quarry(el‑Khirbe). Two cases of interregional goods’ transitions
Avrutis, Vladimir Wolff
Exotic objects between distant regions frequently constitute bases for interpreting them as evidence of direct interaction. This tendency is especially widespread in archaeological research of late prehistoric periods. Excavations of nine late Early Bronze I (EB I) burial caves at el-Khirbe in a modern quarry at Nesher-Ramla (NRQ = Nesher Ramla Quarry) has yielded various imported objects. Six are of Egyptian origin and a seventh is an extremely rare import from the Middle Euphrates Valley. The current paper presents these artifacts, proposes the manner in which they were likely imported and offers a broad interpretation of the phenomenon of including such objects as grave goods.
EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste
Vladimir Wolff Avrutis, Imported artefacts from an Early Bronze Age I burial ground at Nesher-Ramla Quarry(el‑Khirbe). Two cases of interregional goods’ transitions", in: Marco Iamoni (Edited by), "From the Prehistory of Upper Mesopotamia to the Bronze and Iron Age Societies of the Levant. Volume 1. Proceedings of the 5th “Broadening Horizons” Conference (Udine 5-8 June 2017)", Trieste, EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste, 2020, pp. 185-200
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