Identity creation and resource controlling strategies: Thoughts on Edomite Ethnogenesis and development

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Abstract

In this paper I suggest that the evolution of the control of natural resources and trade routes in the Arabah Valley and its environs was the basis for the formation of Edomite identity in the early Iron Age. Building on insights on ethnogenesis in Southeast Asia in the studies of Joseph Scott and James Warren, I attempt to align this with recent discussions on early Edom, and the role that this group played in the regional economic web of the Iron Age.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)209-220
Number of pages12
JournalBulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research
Volume386
Issue number1
Early online date8 Jun 2021
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2021

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Keywords

  • Edom
  • Ethnogenesis
  • Identity
  • Iron Age
  • Metallurgy
  • Southeast Asia
  • Trade

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