The Harra and the Hamad: Excavations and Explorations in Eastern Jordan

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A. V. G. Betts
A&C Black, Jan 1, 1999 - Religion - 252 pages
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Eastern Jordan is divided environmentally into two sectors: the rocky basalt Harra to the west and the open gravel plains of the Hamad to the east. This is the first in a series of three reports on fieldwork carried out in this region from 1979 to 1991, presenting evidence for the Epipalaeolithic periods and Neolithic hunting stations in the Harra associated with the use of desert 'kites'. This volume also includes an edited summary of work by Uzbek and Russian scholars on hunting traps and animal migration patterns on the Ustiurt plateau in Uzbekistan, which lies between the Aral and the Caspian Seas.
 

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Contents

LIST OF FIGURES ix
ix
List of Tables
ix
LIST OF TABLES
xiii
PREFACE
xix
Introduction
3-1
List of Plates
3-6
The Epipaleolithic Periods
3-11
Chipped Stone 59
3-23
Botanical Remains 185
11
Area Survey 191
10-1
Arrowshaped structures in the AraloCaspian steppe 207
10-17
arrowshaped structure 212
10-22
Conclusion 225
10-33
BIBLIOGRAPHY 231
10-41
PLATES 245
10-55
wall AM after partial excavation 245
10-56

Ground Stone 121
4-38
Pottery Miscellaneous Objects and Imported Items 135
9
Rock Carvings 143
17
The Animal Bones 159
7-16
2a The relative proportions of taxa for each phase and stage of occupation at Dhuweila 160
7-17
a Fabric impressed plaster b Cotton fibres embedded in plaster x300 248
10-58
Dhuweila two horned animals facing right incised on cobble 249
10-59
Abu Masiade eshSharqi two horned animals facing left wavy parallel 250
10-60
parenchyma cells 251
10-62
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Alison Betts is Lecturer in Near Eastern Archaeology at the University of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

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