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A Landscape Archaeology of Transjordan in the Mandate Period (1918-1946)

Author(s): Lynda A Carroll

Year: 2013

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After World War I, the cultural and physical landscapes of the Southern Levant were transformed, as the region transitioned from Ottoman province to the British Mandates of Palestine and Transjordan. In Transjordan, the relationships between colonial policy, state building, and settlement patterns are reflected in the nascent field of Mandate Period Archaeology, and focus on the wide range of colonial experiences of bedu – from entanglement in global capitalism, to the Great Arab Revolt. In this paper, I discuss the materiality of landscapes in Mandate Period Transjordan, and archaeology’s ability to challenge the discourses of colonialism in the region. 

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A Landscape Archaeology of Transjordan in the Mandate Period (1918-1946). Lynda A Carroll. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Leicester, England, U.K. 2013 ( tDAR id: 428466)


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min long: -129.199; min lat: 24.495 ; max long: -66.973; max lat: 49.359 ;

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PaperId(s): 286

Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America