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Meditarch Supplement 5 (2002): Jebel Khalid on the Euphrates, Volume 1

Report on Excavations 1986-1996

G. Clarke et al.

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Format: hardback
407 pages
ISBN: 9780958026505
Publication: 01 Dec 2002

Publisher: Meditarch

The volume publishes areas of completed excavations and various categories of finds recovered over the first decade of excavations at this important Hellenistic site in North Syria. The 13 chapters include The North-West Tower, The Main Gate, The Governor's Palace (Connor and Clarke), The Western Cemetery and its Associated Grave Goods (Littleton, Frohlich and Jackson), Lamps (Jackson), Faunal Remains (Steele), Spindle-Whorls and Loomweights (Crewe), Glass and Personal Adornments (O'Hea), and The Coins (Nixon).

"This volume includes thoughtfully considered, well-written, and satisfyingly synthetic presentations on a broad selection of remains and artifacts ... This is a terrific report in all respects - a full, clear, and interesting view of real life in Seleucid Syria. The team's goal, as stated in Clarke's introduction, was 'to gain insight into the daily living of the inhabitants'. They have succeeded, and beautifully." (A. Berlin, Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research 331, 2003, 88-91)

G. Clarke is Emeritus Professor at the ANU (Canberra). He has been the director of excavations at Jebel Khalid from the beginning.

Introduction, by Graeme Clarke

CHAPTERS

1. The North-West Tower
Peter Connor and Graeme Clarke
2. The Main Gate
Graeme Clarke
3. The Governor’s Palace, Acropolis
Graeme Clarke
4. Excavations of the Cemetery—1996 and 1997
Judith Littleton and Bruno Frohlich

Appendix: Inventory of Graves Excavated in 1996 and 1997
Heather Jackson and Judith Littleton

5. The Cemetery Pottery—1996 and 1997
Heather Jackson
6. Faunal Remains
Dominic Steele
7. The Lamps from the Domestic Quarter
Heather Jackson
8. Four Hellenistic Seal Impressions
Graeme Clarke
9. Graffiti and Dipinti
Graeme Clarke and Heather Jackson
10. Spindle-Whorls and Loomweights
Lindy Crewe
11. The Glass and Personal Adornment
Margaret O’Hea
12. Stamped Amphora Handles
Graeme Clarke
13. The Coins
C. E. V. Nixon

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'the volume offers very important contributions to our understanding of the often neglected Seleucid period in central northern Syria and beyond. Not a great deal is known or has been published about Seleucid sites in Syria. Therefore this book and the forthcoming studies will become major points of reference. Clarke and his collaborators are to be congratulated to their important work.'
Stefan R. Hauser   Bryn Mawr Classical Review

'The many authors involved in the work at Jebel Khalid should be proud of this first volume of excavation reports. They have provided a wide-ranging overview of the types of material discovered in excavation along with the questions that they raise. By doing so they allow the reader, whether a numismatist, pottery expert, ancient historian, or even an interested layman to get a much fuller picture of the site. The general high quality of the writing and the plates would make many chapters, if not the entire book, appropriate reading for an introductory course on archaeology at the university level.'
O. Hoover   American Numismatic Society Magazine

'This volume includes thoughtfully considered, well-written, and satisfyingly synthetic presentations on a broad selection of remains and artifacts ... This is a terrific report in all respects - a full, clear, and interesting view of real life in Seleucid Syria. The team's goal, as stated in Clarke's introduction, was 'to gain insight into the daily living of the inhabitants'. They have succeeded, and beautifully.'
Andrea M. Berlin   Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research

Format: hardback
407 pages
Copyright: © 2002
ISBN: 9780958026505
Publication: 01 Dec 2002