Oystein Labianca

Oystein Labianca
Andrews University · Department of Behavioral Sciences

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January 1991 - present
July 1980 - December 2015
Andrews University
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What inspired Levantine Entanglements? When did the idea for the book initially come about, and why? What is the importance of this book, and why is it necessary to furthering our understanding of the Eastern Mediterranean? What has your role in this project been? How was research for this book conducted? How was information for this book collected...
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Preface to the volume, providing a sample of its style and typographical makeup.
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This cross-disciplinary volume makes the case for the Levant, including the use of the term, as a unit of analysis for the study of cultural production and change over the long-term in the Eastern Mediterranean. It offers a new perspective on the history of this region that overcomes Orientalist approaches and introduces a global history perspectiv...
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On a planet where more and more people are on the move and where economic nationalism and xenophobic sentiments are on the rise, often with dire consequences, a new kind of history writing is urgently needed—one that emphasizes our common journey as humans and our deep-time connections to each other and to the rest of Creation. Global history has t...
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The work of North American archaeologists in Jordan has, for more than a century, been directed by the quest for a particular desired past, namely that of the history of Israel and its neighbours, such as the Ammonites, Moabites and Edomites. The volumes under review here continue this tradition. But, more significantly, they also demonstrate the c...
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From the perspective of global history, migration has been a constant that in its inevitable wake has been accompanied by variously challenging encounters between peoples who are not the Same, where “the Same” refers to people who we view as being like us. In recent times such encounters have become more frequent, as Meg Wilkes Karraker points out...
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This volume is devoted to the typological analysis of the Tell Hesban pottery. It comprises some of the ca. 6000 sherds from the 1971, 1973, 1974, and 1976 excavation seasons.
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Tall Hisban is an archaeological ruin between Madaba and Amman, Jordan. While the complete story of its history and how it interacts with the present day deserves a complete feature film, this short film serves as a teaser to a wider story. Everything was shot by one person during a 3 week dig. Some shots are from the surrounding regions, such as M...
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This volume presents an analysis of small finds excavated at Tell Hesban, conveniently compiling information from all periods of Hesban into one study. Invaluable insights can be gained about the ancient human mind and the cultural context of the time periods. The study looks at Hesban’s ancient technologies, trade relations, social and political s...
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our field—and to promote and facilitate it. There are three reasons why I think the time has come for doing this. The first is the enormous quan-tity of systematically collected archaeological data that has accumulated in our field since the days of our pioneers— data that can yield a whole new level of insight and un-derstanding given sufficiently...
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Toward the end of the nineteenth century, merchants from Palestine settled in Transjordan. Many were taking advantage of new land-tenure policies implemented by the Ottoman state that were designed to create private landholdings, encourage market,based agricultural production, increase the state's tax base, and help in the state's modernization eff...
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Edited by Larry G. Herr, Douglas R. Clark, Lawrence T. Geraty, Randall W. Younker and Øystein S. LaBianca
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Article can be accessed at this site: http://www.casa.arizona.edu/MPP/ngs_report/ngs_rep.html
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The single-volume account of the history and finds of the Tell Hesban excavations which initiated one of the most concentrated, longest-running, continual research projects in the Middle East. The handy book is an easily accessible introduction to the Hesban finds as well as a complementary data source for the Hesban Final Publication Series volume...
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The survey and excavations at Tell el-'Umeiri and its hinterland in 1987 focused on the processes of five cycles of economic, social, and agricultural intensification and abatement from the Early Bronze Age to modern times. In the hinterland three surveys (land use, seasonal site, permanent settlement) and a hinterland excavation at Rujm Selim, an...
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A vehicle such as an information reporting and summarization system (IRSS) is needed to assist social workers in building social work knowledge. The IRSS moves toward this goal in two important ways: (a) by requiring that social workers strive to formulate unambiguously detailed categories and classifications for use in making descriptive generaliz...

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