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Since 2010 the Orient Department of the German Archaeological Institute (DAI) has been carrying out a research project in the basalt desert of Northeastern Jordan, which is funded by the German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft –DFG).
n the context of this project several fortified settlements have been discovered which were built in the early to mid-4th millennium BC on volcanos in this region and are therefore among the earliest fortifications in Southwest Asia. Read more at archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.com...
Due to the current arid conditions in this region it was initially expected that the basalt desert could only be used on a regional base during the wet season in winter and spring. This assumption has to be revised, and it can therefore be expected that it was possible at least at the beginning of the Early Bronze Age to establish permanently occupied settlements on specific sites. Read more at archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.com...
originally posted by: cenpuppie
when you look at the aerial view, it would be hell trying to assault that area, built in a very nice area, considering resources.
Going against that up hill. could it have been other people or packs of predators.
originally posted by: Spider879
a reply to: RAY1990
Well said Ray well said, although this may well be the age before chariots and if so would make life even more miserable for any approaching attackers.