Vol. II. The Early Bronze Age

Proceedings of the Danish Institute in Damascus 15

By Peder MortensenIngolf Thuesen and Inge Demant Mortensen

During six seasons (1992-1998) an intensive survey of the Mount Nebo region was accomplished under the auspices of the Franciscan Archaeological Institute at Mount Nebo and the Danish Palestine Foundation. It was followed by a brief reconnaissance in 2008. The survey was carried out in the field by a small group of archaeologists, directed by Peder Mortensen. The group was occasionally joined by Michele Piccirillo and by Carmelo Pappalardo from the Franciscan Archaeological Institute.

Centered around Mount Nebo, the survey covered an area of approximately 35 square kilometre varying in elevation from -100 to +800 metre above sea level. Within the surveyed region 748 sites and monuments – in time ranging from the Lower Palaeolithic to the Late Ottoman periods – were located.

This volume presents finds from the Early Bronze Age documented during the survey. Beside three settlements including the enigmatic Conder’s Circle a high number of megalithic structures were identified: 189 dolmens, 32 menhirs, and 35 lines of stone.

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