Skip to content

Research design in archaeology: The interdisciplinary perspective

by Baruch Halpern
Near Eastern Archaeology ()
  • ISSN: 10942076


AEB 1998.0469 Studying the issue of archaeological data versus historical synthesis, the author briefly discusses Egypt’s Late Bronze Age empire in Syria-Palestine, in particular the evidence for the degree of independence exercised over time by individual city states while they were incorporated into the Egyptian empire. Further, in the discussion of the territorial state during the Iron Age II the Asiatic campaign of Sheshonq I, which left its textual traces at Megiddo, is briefly considered. Archaeology today finds its most strained relations with the field of history, the field, ironically, of its intellectual origins. This circumstance restricts and diminishes archaeology. While archaeology must continue to recover and identify material culture and proceed with its interpretation, dialogue with the discipline of history enriches archaeological investigation and stirs its imagination in the creation of meaningful interdisciplinarity.

Cite this document (BETA)

Readership Statistics

10 Readers on Mendeley
by Discipline
60% Arts and Humanities
30% Social Sciences
10% Earth and Planetary Sciences
by Academic Status
30% Student > Ph. D. Student
20% Student > Bachelor
10% Lecturer > Senior Lecturer
by Country
20% United Kingdom
10% Mexico
10% Argentina

Sign up today - FREE

Mendeley saves you time finding and organizing research. Learn more

  • All your research in one place
  • Add and import papers easily
  • Access it anywhere, anytime

Start using Mendeley in seconds!

Sign up & Download

Already have an account? Sign in