The Early Bronze Age I Tombs and Burials of B%b edh-Dhr%', Jordan

The Early Bronze Age I Tombs and Burials of B%b edh-Dhr%', Jordan

by Donald J. Ortner, Bruno Frohlich
     
 

This study is the result of decades of analysis of the skeletal material from the Early Bronze Age I tombs at the site of Bâb edh-Dhrâ', Jordan.See more details below

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This study is the result of decades of analysis of the skeletal material from the Early Bronze Age I tombs at the site of Bâb edh-Dhrâ', Jordan.

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Journal Of The American Oriental Society
Donald Ortner and Bruno Frohlich provide a model and set a new standard for ancient Near Eastern bioarchaeological or osteoarchaeological research and publication with this volume on the shaft tombs and Charner House burials excavated in 1977, 1979, and 1981 from Jordan....This volume benefits osteological and dental specialists as well as those who study history and culture.
Mary Lucas Powell
Ortner, Frohlich, and colleagues provide an excellent, comprehensive model that should be widely emulated for the analysis, interpretation, and presentation of complex mortuary data sets. The text is rich in relevant details and abundantly illustrated with photographs and figures—all of which enhance the authors' dynamic reconstruction of life and death in Early Bronze Age Jordan. Ortner's active participation in the excavation of the burials at this remarkable site ensured that every bit of human bone has been systematically collected; and his paleopathological analysis not only incorporates biological and cultural data for differential diagnosis, but also takes note of the individual human costs of illnesses and nutritional deficiencies. Those who wonder what ancient remains can tell us about human life will find some convincing answers here.
Meredith S. Chesson
Ortner and Frohlich’s ambitious and detailed study of the skeletal remains from Bab edh-Dhra', Jordan, provides crucial insights into the lives of the people who settled in one of the earliest walled communities in this region. Ultimately their research offers a fascinating examination of the rise of small-scale urbanism in the Near East, thus contributing to the broader anthropological exploration of the development of social complexity and state formation, and of the rise and collapse of ancient urban societies.
Susan Guise Sheridan
In this important work on the prehistory of the ancient Near East, the authors recognize that tombs are built for people, not pots. They employ bioarchaeological methods that allow them to compare the skeletal remains found at Bâb edh-Dhrâ? with other collections worldwide. This book provides a view of ancient life during an important period of transition in the southern Levant.
Journal of the American Oriental Society
Donald Ortner and Bruno Frohlich provide a model and set a new standard for ancient Near Eastern bioarchaeological or osteoarchaeological research and publication with this volume on the shaft tombs and Charner House burials excavated in 1977, 1979, and 1981 from Jordan....This volume benefits osteological and dental specialists as well as those who study history and culture.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780759110755
Publisher:
AltaMira Press
Publication date:
03/31/2008
Series:
Reports of the Expedition to the Dead Sea Plain, Jordan
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
8.78(w) x 11.38(h) x 1.04(d)

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