AL-LAHUN Jordan
    Chronology


CHRONOLOGY
IN JORDAN
ABSOLUTE
CHRONOLOGY
LEHUN
FEATURES (SECTORS)
Geological periods - 1500000 Lehun and the whole Wadi Mujib region
Palaeolithicum 1500000 - 17000 Flints (C-E)
Epipalaeolithic 17000 - 8500
Pre-Pottery Neolithic 8500 - 5500
Pottery Neolithic 5500 - 4500 Pottery sherds (C)
Chalcolithic 4500 - 3200 Ceramics (C)
Early Bronze 3200 - 2250


Fortified town, grinding stones, ovens, olive presses, water reservoirs (C1)
Tomb, ceramics (B3)
Intermediate Period 2250 - 1900
Middle Bronze 1900 - 1550
Late Bronze 1550 - 1200

Fortified village, houses, grinding stones, ceramics, cosmetic palette (D)
Iron Age 1200 - 539

Fortified village and fortress, ceramics, figurine, New Year's flask (D)
Persian 539 - 332
Hellenistic 332 - 63
Nabataean 312 BC - 106 AD

Square Temple (C1)
Intrusive tomb (D)
Roman 63 BC - 324 AD Temples ? (C1: not excavated)
Byzantine 324 - 636 Settlement, pottery (C1)
Islamic 636 - 1516 Mosque and village (A2)
Ottoman 1515 - 1918 Houses (C1, B1)
British Mandate 1918 - 1946
Hashemite Kingdom 1946 - Growing village (all sectors)

 = periods represented at Lehun
 

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