After 1918: Themes in the Archaeology of the British Mandate Period in Palestine

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Abstract

With the explicit and specific focus on the British Mandate period in Palestine, the eight articles in this issue of JEMAHS explore a period little investigated in the archaeology of the region. The explanation for this dearth of study is probably best found in the historical origins of archaeological practice in the region, motivated first by biblical connections and later by state building and the construction of identity, to neither of which the Mandate period—nor for that matter the Late Ottoman period—is relevant. As Saidel and Erickson-Gini indicate in their introduction, materials postdating 1700 CE are not even protected by the Israel Antiquities Law, indeed itself a legacy of British presence. There is great importance in merely addressing this scarcity.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)200-203
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Eastern Mediterranean Archaeology and Heritage Studies
Volume9
Issue number1-2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2021

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Conservation
  • Archaeology
  • Archaeology

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