Biblical Paleoarcheology

The Halaf Generation (G5)

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Article #36 Several quality pottery styles took the world by storm. They were named after settlements in the Fertile Crescent, as seen on the map below: Tell Halaf, Tell Hassuna, and Samarra. These three types of pottery were so popular that they were adopted by surrounding localities. The reason why this happened is highly debated, […]

Biblical Paleoarcheology

The Pottery Puzzle

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Article #19 Archeologists use pottery, more than anything, to assign sequence to early settlements. Pottery styles are supposed to have improved over thousands of years from areas of no pottery to the most ornate pottery. Such a sequence, however, is based on an enthusiasm to embrace the theory of human evolution rather than empirical facts. […]