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date: 28 November 2020

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This articleexamines some of the major developments in Ammon during the Iron Age II. It explains that the Ammonites became an important local polity on the central Jordanian plateau from about the middle of the second millennium BCEuntil the latter part of the first millennium BCE, and that they were known for their numerous encounters with the biblical Israelites and their control of the Fertile Crescent. The article also discusses the geographic extent of Ammon, the settlement patterns of the Ammonites, and their material culture and architecture.

Keywords: Ammon, Iron Age II, Ammonites, biblical Israelites, Fertile Crescent, settlement patterns, material culture, architecture

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