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Philadelphia Area Center for History of Science (Philadelphia, PA 19106-2426)
Walter Rast (Project Director: March 1977 to present)

Early Bronze age Life Patterns in the Southeast Plain of the Dead Sea, Jordan

To continue work at the site of Bab edh-Dhra'. Areas of excavation will be extended and examination of the large cemetery will be carried out. Intensive survey work and data collection will focus the ecological picture, the aim being to clarify how Early Bronze man adapted to and modified the Dead Sea Flatland. The work will deepen comprehension of early urban experiments in Palestine during the third millennium B.C. and their effects upon population groups and the, environment.

Project fields:

Basic Research

Research Programs

Total amounts:
$25,850 (approved)
$25,850 (awarded)

Grant period:
3/1/1977 – 11/30/1978