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Inter-site Variability of Late Early Bronze I Sites with Egyptian Affiliations.
A further Update and Re-assessment.


Israel Antiquities Authority, Jerusalem (Israel)


In a 1998 contribution to the Proceedings of the 7th International Congress of Egyptologists the author tentatively suggested a 3-tier hierarchy of interaction for Late Early Bronze I sites in the southern Levant with Egyptian affiliations (van den Brink 1998). This division was based primarly, though not exclusively, on ratios of locally produced, EBI pottery as compared to late Protodynastic/Early First Dynasty Egyptian imports and locally produced imitations thereof.

This paper presents an update of additional information relevant to the subject, with a brief review of new discoveries and publications. The author suggests that this hierarchical division is indeed of value in discussing late 4th through early 3rd millennium BC interrelations between the southern Levant and Egypt.


VAN DEN BRINK, E.C.M., 1998.
Late Protodynastic-Early First Dynasty Egyptian Finds in Late Early Bronze Age I Canaan: An Update. [in:] C.J. EYRE (ed.), Proceedings of the 7th. International Congress of Egyptologists. Cambridge, 3-9 September 1995. Orientalia Lovaniensia Analecta 82. Leuven, Uitgeverij Peters: 215-225.


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