Archaeological Periods in Ancient Israel

Archaeological periods in Palestine. There is not exact agreement among archaeologists regarding the various datings of archaeological ages in the Holy Land. The following dates are suggested. Details concerning the Stone Age have not been included because there has been so much speculation regarding many of the early dates. New discoveries cause former dates to be changed. But the student of archaeology needs to know approximate dates of archaeological periods referred to in the writings on the subject.

I. THE STONE AGE Prior to 3000 B.C.
II. THE BRONZE AGE 3000-1200 B.C.
Early Bronze 3000-2000 B.C.
Middle Bronze 2000-1500 B.C.
Late Bronze 1500-1200 B.C.
III. THE IRON AGE 1200- 300 B.C.
Early Iron 1200- 900 B.C.
Middle Iron 900- 600 B.C.
Late Iron 600-300 B.C.
IV. HELLENISTIC AGE 300 B.C- 63 B.C.
V. ROMAN AGE 63 B.C.-A.D. 323.
[ARCHAEOLOGY IN BIBLE LANDS]

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