Includes bibliographical references (p. -630) and indexes.
1. The Assyrian period (732-604 BCE): The Assyrian conquest and domination of Palestine -- The Assyrian impact on the material culture of Palestine -- The Assyrian provinces of Megiddo and Samaria -- The Phoenicians -- The Philistines -- The Kingdom of Judah -- The Greek penetration -- Egyptians in Palestine in the 7th century BCE -- The Gilead and the Kingdom of Ammon under Assyrian hegemony -- The Moabites -- The Edomites -- The Arabian trade. 2. The Babylonian period (604-539 BCE): The history of Palestine in the Babylonian period -- Excavations and surveys -- Seals and seal impressions -- Tombs and burial customs -- Pottery vessels -- Metal and stone artifacts --Cult objects. 3. The Persian period (539-332 BCE): The history of Palestine in the Persian period -- Excavations and surveys -- Architecture -- Burial customs -- Temples and cult objects -- Pottery vessels -- Metal, stone, bone, and glass artifacts -- Seals and seal impressions -- Coins -- Weights and measures.