Madaba Plains Project 5
The 1994 Season at Tall al-'Umayri
The volume is dedicated to Prince Raad Zeid Hussein. It includes contributions by David R. Berge, Joan W. Chase, Douglas R. Clark, Buguslav Dabrowski, Angela von den Driesch, Elzbieta Dubis, Jürg Eggler, Larry G. Herr, Chang-Ho Ji, John I. Lawlor, Nadja Poellath, Joris Peters, Elizabeth E. Pratt, and Lloyd A. Willis.
The field reports examine the Ammonite Administrative Complex (North) (Ch. 3), Western Defense System (Ch. 4), and the Southwest Acropolis (Ch. 5). These include stratigraphic information, section drawings and pottery plates. Detailed photographs and line drawings make the identification of the excavation phases clear. The pottery discussion compares the 'Umayri ceramics with other similar forms from MB II to Late Iron II/Persian found elsewhere in the Levant. Burial practices are discussed including the Dolman, Middle Bronze Age IIC Tomb as well as the wider detailed examination of the human bones. The variety of objects found at 'Umayri show the diversity of human activity throughout the periods represented. These objects are presented in the preliminary report, along with other articles on the metal objects, the inscribed seals and seal impressions. Other studies include an examination of subsistence at the tall during the Bronze Age and tribes and sedentarization of the region. Also included are 138 figures, 76 tables, 2 maps, 46 pottery plates, 425 seal illustrations and index.
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Part One: Overview
Chapter 1: An Overview of the 1994 Season of the Madaba Plains Project at Tall al-‘Umayri by Larry G. Herr
Part Two: Tall al-‘Umayri
Chapter 2: Excavation and Cumulative Results by Larry G. Herr
Chapter 3: Field A: The Ammonite Administrative Complex (North) by John I. Lawlor
Chapter 4: Field B: The Western Defense System by Douglas R. Clark
Chapter 5: Field H: The Southwest Acropolis by David R. Berge and Lloyd A. Willis
Chapter 6: The Pottery by Larry G. Herr
Chapter 7: The Objects by Elizabeth E. Platt and Larry G. Herr
Part Three: Subsequent Studies
Chapter 8: Field K: The Dolmen and Other Features on the South Slopes of Tall al-‘Umayri by Elzbieta Dubis and Bogdan Dabrowski
Chapter 9: Middle Bronze IIC Chamber Tomb: Field K02 by Mariusz Górniak and Maryla Kapica
Chapter 10: Report on the Human Bones from Tall al-‘Umayri 1992-1996 by Joan W. Chase
Chapter 11: Metal Objects by Elzbieta Dubis
Chapter 12: The Inscribed Seals by Larry G. Herr
Chapter 13: Seals and Seal Impressions from Excavation Seasons 1984-2000 by Jürg Eggler, Larry G. Herr and Rhonda Root
Chapter 14: Early and Late Bronze Age Transitional Subsistence at Tall al-‘Umayri by Joris Peters, Nadja Pöllath and Angela von den Driesch
Chapter 15: Tribes and Sedentarization in the Madaba Plains and Central Jordan During the Iron I and Ottoman Periods by Chang-Ho C. Ji
Chapter 16: The Objects from the 1989 Season by Larry G. Herr and Elizabeth E. Platt
2002 | 407 pp.