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Detailed Project Description

General Information

ID (CGMA ID):
IL349
Project Name:
Nahal Alexander Regional Survey
Project Description:
The survey aimed to reconstruct strategies of economic exploitation in the area and to compare archaeological data in order to develop a model of rural land use in the area.
Project Websites:

Project Sponsors:
Brooklyn Museum, New York
Dates of Operation:
From: 1977     To: 1978
Project Languages:
English
Metadata Sources:
Steinfield 1983

Geographical Data

Zone:
Eastern Mediterranean
Country:
Israel
Province:
Location:
Sharon Plain
Ancient Regions:

Principal Investigators

Investigator Name:
Paul Steinfield
Address:
E-mail:
Phone / Fax:

Project Map

Elevation Range:
Minimum: Not Specified
Maximum: Not Specified
Project Area:
402 km2
Map Data Source:
Steinfield 1983
Google™ Earth File:
Project Location:
Project Vertices:

Chronological Coverage

Methodology

Approach:
Extensive
Intensive
Systematic
Non-Systematic
Site Survey
Siteless Survey
Diachronic
Temporally Bounded
Spatial Sampling (off-site):
Full Coverage
Random Sample
Stratified Random Sample
Deliberate Sample
Fieldwalker Spacing
 (average width = 25  m)
No Regular Fieldwalking
Artifact Collection:
Total
Sample
Diagnostic
Grab
Click
Pick
Counting
Weighing
Collection Unit:
Tract   (0 m x 0 m)
Modern Field
Site
Transect
Structure
Scatter/Artifact
Geolocation:
Basemap more detailed than 1:10K
GPS Uncorrected
Basemap 1:10K to 1:50K
GPS Differentially Corrected
Basemap less detailed than 1:50K
GIS
Other:

Special Studies

Artifacts:
Architecture
Ceramics
Lithics
Coins
Metal
Glass
Terracotta
epigraphy
Iconography
Environment:
Geology
Geomorphology
Soil Studies
Stone/Mineral Resources
Hydrology
Climatology
Paleobotany
Dendrochronology
Faunal Osteology
Agriculture
People:
Ritual Studies
Mortuary Studies
Population Data
Ethnography/Ethnology
Written Resources
Cultural Resource Management
Remote Sensing:
Satellite Imagery
Aerial Photography
Geoprospection
Other:
Primary Questions:
Where were the agricultural villages located? What were the regional patterns of surface-sherd density around and between villages? What were the strategies of economic exploitation in the area throughout history?
Excavation:
NO

Environmental Parameters

Geology:
 Igneous
 Metamorphic
 Sedimentary
Geology Other:
Topography:
 Alluvial Plain
 Coastal Plain
 Continental Plain
 Delta
 Desert
 Gorge
 Hills
 Island
 Isthmus
 Lakeshore
 Mountains
 Peninsula
 Plateau
 River Valley
 Steppe
 Underwater
 Upland Basin
 Urban
 Wadi/Oued
 Wetlands
Topography Other:
Climate:
 Climatic Altitudes of Mountains
 Dry-summer Mediterranean
 Dry-summer Steppe
 Highly Oceanic
 Humid and warm summer
 Humid Steppe
 Oceanic
 Permanently Humid
 Semi-desert and Desert
 Steppe
 Sub-Oceanic
 Tropical Semi-desert and Desert
Climate Other:

Bibliography

Entry 1:
Steinfield, Paul (1983), "Nahal Alexander Regional Survey", Keller, Donald R.; Rupp, David W., Archaeological Survey in the Mediterranean Area, British Archaeological Reports International Series 155, 357-360




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