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date: 17 November 2018

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This articlepresents an overview of the archaeology for the western part of Syria, which formed part of the northern Levant during the Early Bronze Age. It explains that the chronology of the Early Bronze Age is based largely on developments observed within the pottery assemblages of a few key sites whose occupations spanned much of the third millennium BCE. The current evidence suggests that during the Early Bronze Age IVB, western Syria did not experience any marked decline. On the contrary, this appears as a time of prosperity and relative stability that continued until around 2000 BCE.

Keywords: Syria, northern Levant, archaeology, Early Bronze Age, pottery assemblages

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