Revolutions in the desert : the rise of mobile pastoralism in the Southern Levant / Steven A Rosen
- Rosen, Steven A
- New York, NY : Routledge, 2017.
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- Physical Description:
- xv, 314 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
- Machine generated contents note: 1.Beyond History: The Importance of an Archaeology of Pastoral Nomadism -- An Introductory Mythology -- The Role of Archaeology -- The Goals of This Study -- A Note on the Chronological Framework -- 2.The Problem of Domestication -- The Range of Domesticates -- Identifying Domestication -- Herd Animals in the Near East: A Preview to the Archaeological Sequence -- 3.The Problems of Definition: Variability in Pastoral Adaptations -- Introduction -- Herds, Other Animals, and Their Exploitation -- Economy -- Migrations and Seasonality -- The Structures of Pastoral Nomadic Society -- The Problem of Definition over Time -- General Notes on Origins -- Baselines, Fission, Adoption, and Economics -- Issues of Causality -- Summary -- 4.Invisibility and Visibility: A Background to the Archaeology of Pastoral Nomadism -- Why We Have Not Seen the Nomads -- The Structure of the Discipline -- The Misapprehension of Mobile Pastoralism -- How to See Nomads -- Ancient Texts and Nomads -- Ethnography, Ethnology, and the Study of Ancient Nomads -- The Implications of Archaeological Methods -- Integrating Texts, Ethnography, and Archaeology -- 5.The Environmental Background to the Rise of Pastoral Nomadism in the Southern Levantine Deserts -- Introduction -- Paleoenvironments and Climatic Change -- The Early Holocene -- The Middle Holocene -- The Chalcolithic Period/Middle Timnian -- The Bronze Age (Late Timnian, Terminal Timnian, and Second Millennium BCE) -- The First Millennium BCE -- The First Millennium CE -- The Implications of Climatic Fluctuations -- 6.The Pre-Pottery Neolithic B Baseline: The Last Hunter-Gatherers in the Desert -- Goats in the Pre-Pottery Neolithic B Heartland -- The Origins of the Negev PPNB -- Subsistence in the Desert in the PPNB -- Architecture and Material Culture -- Society in the Desert PPNB -- Summary -- 7.The Earliest Herder-Gatherers: The Adoption of Domesticated Animals in the Desert Periphery -- Introduction -- The Chrono-Cultural Framework -- The Earliest Evidence -- The First Desert Pastoralists: A Review Discussion -- 8.Revolution in the Desert: The Timnian Culture Complex and the Implications of Systematic Herding -- Introduction -- The Timnian Culture Complex -- Definitions -- Domestic Architecture and Settlement -- Subsistence -- Cult and Mortuary Sites -- Material Culture -- Rock Art -- Revolution in the Desert: Integrating Processes in the Timnian Culture Complex -- Conclusions: The Rise of Desert Tribal Society -- 9.Another Revolution: The Late Timnian, the Early Bronze Age, and the Rise of Economic Asymmetry -- Introduction -- The Late Timnian: A Description -- Domestic Architecture and Settlement -- Subsistence Systems -- Cult and Mortuary Sites -- Mobility and Seasonality -- Material Culture -- Pastoral Nomadism and the Rise of Economic Asymmetry -- Demography and Social Organization -- Economy -- Multi-Resource Nomadism, Core and Periphery, and the Rise of Economic Asymmetry -- Epilogue: The Terminal Timnian and Collapse in the Desert -- 10.Text and Relict: An Essay on the Archaeology of Desert Pastoralism in the Historic Periods in the Negev -- Prologue: The End of the Timnian Culture Complex -- What Happened Next? 1. The Problem of the 2nd Millennium BCE -- A Digression: Texts, Archaeology, and the Bedouin -- Explaining the 2nd Millennium Gap: A Model for Absence (Read Decline, Scarcity, Abandonment, Etc.) -- What Happened Next? 2. The Origins and Development of Classical Period Nomadism -- 11.Epilogue: An Archaeology of the End of Pastoral Nomadism -- 1700 and Beyond -- An Archaeology of Recent Bedouin -- After the Revolutions.
- "Revolutions in the Desert investigates the development of pastoral nomadism in the fertile heartland of the ancient Near East, challenging the prevailing notion that such societies left few remains appropriate for analytic study. Few prior studies have approached the deeper past of desert nomadic societies, which have been primarily recognized only as a complement to the study of sedentary agricultural societies in the region. Based on decades of archaeological field work in the Negev of southern Israel, both excavations and surveys, and integrating materials from adjacent regions, Revolutions in the Desert offers a deeper and more dynamic view of the rise of herding societies beyond the settled zone"--
- To 1500
- Excavations (Archaeology)—Israel
- Pastoral systems—Israel—History—To 1500
- Bronze age—Israel—Negev
- Bronze age—Middle East
- Antiquities, Prehistoric
- Bronze age
- Excavations (Archaeology)
- Pastoral systems
- Antiquities, Prehistoric—Israel
- Middle East
- Negev (Israel)
- 9781629585437 hardcover
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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