Early Bronze Age

Early Canaanite Period, Proto-Canaanite, Proto-Urban
  • Jonathan M. Golden


Canaan lies at the southern extremity of the ecological macrozone commonly known as the Fertile Crescent, on the margins of less fertile regions. As a result, subsistence can be precarious and minor shifts in the climate can have a significant impact.


Nile Delta Semiarid Zone Jordan Valley Southern Coastal Plain Copper Metallurgy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jonathan M. Golden
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  1. 1.Department of AnthropologyDrew UniversityMadisonUSA

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