Chalcolithic - Early Bronze Age I Transition in the Southern Levant: The Lithic Perspective

Jacob Vardi, Isaac Gilead

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review


This paper examines the differences between the flint tool assemblages of the Ghassulian, the major cultural entity of the Chalcolithic period, and those of the first phases of the Early Bronze Age. Recently it has been claimed that the Canaanean blades, an Early Bronze Age I tool-type, appeared already in the Ghassulian. It is our view that this is not the case and that there are ample differences between the lithic tools assemblages of both periods. These differences reflect profound changes between the Chalcolithic period and the Early Bronze Age.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)111-123
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2013

Cite this