Jericho

Decimal degrees: 31.87055N, 35.444010 E; WGS84.
UTM: 36R, 731204(e), 3528691(n); WGS84.
Confidence: 7 = Medium, co-ordinate may be imprecise. Suggest co-ordinate ->

 

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The Origins of Farming in South-West Asia Andrew Sherratt
The Origins of Farming in South-West Asia (2005)
Satellite images provide a convenient means of understanding why early sites were chosen for settlement, and of visualising the routes that linked them. These two factors (location amongst critical resources, and position in wider networks) interacted with each other: oases were occupied both because of their local advantages, and also because they acted as stepping-stones on routes carrying desirable materials over long distances. This presentation applies these arguments to a critical problem in prehistoric archaeology: where precisely did farming first emerge in western Asia?
Sites from Satellites: Jericho, Jordan Andrew Sherratt
Sites from Satellites: Jericho, Jordan (2004)
Seen from space, the site of Jericho located in the area of the Jordan rift, which forms a rain-shadow, between the better-watered highlands on either side. Its eastern side is punctuated by springs fed by aquifers in the Judaean hills, which provide a chain of oases along the valley.

 

  Site Condition, Preservation and Accessibility
Current or recorded site condition:
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No relevant data on site condition in database
 
Site accessibility to general public:
Unknown
Map showing historical imagery where available

 



How to cite this page: 'OpenAtlas Site Information: Jericho', ArchAtlas, Version 4.1, http://www.archatlas.org/openatlas/oashow.php?s=76, Accessed: 17 December 2017