Journal article

Disentangling Entangled Objects: Iron Age Inscriptions from Philistia as a Reflection of Cultural Processes

Brent Davis, Aren M Maeir, Louise A Hitchcock

ISRAEL EXPLORATION JOURNAL | ISRAEL EXPLOR SOC | Published : 2015

Abstract

In recent years, the need has arisen for more complex interpretive frameworks for understanding the character of ancient intercultural connections. In many cases, such interconnections cannot be explained through simplistic notions such as 'migration', 'colonization', 'internal development', or 'acculturation'. The transformation of Philistine culture during the Iron Age is such a case: previous, all-too simplistic, explanations have insufficiently elucidated the complex nature of the cultural processes evident in the archaeological and historical record. Recently, two of the present authors have argued for the use of a transcultural 'entangled' perspective, whereby a complex process of mult..

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