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An Inland Levantine Perspective on Late Bronze Age Maritime Trade: The Case of Hazor
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of Archaeology and Ancient History.
2011 (English)In: Proceedings of the 7th International Congress of the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East, Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz Verlag, 2011, 84-100 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

In this paper, some issues regarding the organization of Hazor’s (indirect) long-distance trade in Cypriot and Mycenaean goods via Levantine coastal cities will be discussed. Long-distance trade required professional traders with the knowledge of security, value systems, and languages in different countries. Those traders established networks along important trade routes, in which certain cities became nodes. A highly favourable location along major trade routes leading to and from coastal emporia, a wealth of imported goods and foreign influences, as well as the existence of a possible trading quarter would suggest that Hazor, one of the largest and most flourishing cities in the Late Bronze Age Levant, occupied just such a nodal position in east Mediterranean trade.

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Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz Verlag, 2011. 84-100 p.
Keyword [en]
Hazor, maritime trade, Cypriot pottery, Mycenaean pottery, trade networks, Eastern Mediterranean, Levant
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-162916OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-162916DiVA: diva2:462123
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Available from: 2011-12-06 Created: 2011-12-06 Last updated: 2012-07-10

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