The beginning of Iron Age copper production in the southern Levant: new evidence from Khirbat al-Jariya, Faynan, Jordan

Citation:
Ben-Yosef, E, Levy TE, Higham T, Najjar M, Tauxe L.  2010.  The beginning of Iron Age copper production in the southern Levant: new evidence from Khirbat al-Jariya, Faynan, Jordan. Antiquity. 84:724-746.

Date Published:

Sep

Keywords:

archaeomagnetism, copper archaeometallurgy, dates, Edom, excavations, Iron Age, natural-radiocarbon measurements, radiocarbon

Abstract:

The authors have explored the workplace and house of copper workers of the early Iron Age (twelfth to tenth century BC) in Jordan's Wadi Faynan copper ore district, showing that it belongs in time between the collapse of the great Bronze Age states and the arrival of Egyptians in the area under Sheshong I. They attribute this production to local - tribes perhaps those engaged in building the biblical kingdom of Edom.

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