Fazael 5: Soundings in a Chalcolithic Site in the Jordan Valley

Shay Bar, Haggai Cohen-Klonymus, Sonia Pinsky, Guy Bar-Oz, Golan Shalvi

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Recent excavations at Fazael 5 in Wadi Fazael in the Lower Jordan Valley have revealed a three-stratum Chalcolithic site. While the cultural attribution of the upper and base Strata (I and III) are still obscure, the architecture and finds from Stratum II attest to a Late Ghassulian broadroom house, the typical type so far noted in contemporary sites in the Wadi Fazael floodplain. This paper presents the stratigraphy, architecture and finds from Fazael 5, and attempts to define its place within the Chalcolithic continuum in the region.
Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)193-216
Number of pages24
JournalJournal of the Israel Prehistoric Society
StatePublished - 2015

IHP publications

  • ihp
  • Antiquities, Prehistoric
  • Copper age
  • Eretz Israel -- Antiquities -- To Biblical period, 1200 B.C
  • Geology, Stratigraphic
  • Historic buildings
  • Jordan Valley (Israel)
  • Petsa'el (West Bank)


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