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It was occupied from the 12th-11th centuries BC and became a southern frontier post of the kingdom of Judah. The most important find of this period is a sanctuary associated with worship of Yahweh. There were citadels on this site also in the Hellenistic and Roman periods and subsequently an Arab khan. Aramagosa. See VENT ANA CAVE. Arauquinoid, Arauquin. One of the ceramic series developed by Irving Rouse and Jose Cruxent to facilitate cultural comparison in the Venezuela/ Antilles area. Characterized by soft-textured, grey-coloured vessels tempered with spicules of freshwater sponge, the series flourished in the Orinoco basin from c500 to c1500 AD.
G. Oshara). Although the practice of agriculture characterizes the tradition, the gathering of wild food-plants and hunting continued to play some part in subsistence activities throughout their history. The traditional starting date for the culture is 1 AD, though this now appears somewhat arbitrary. Distinctive cultural traits, however, occur mostly in the period cS00-1300. Increasing reliance on cultigens, the replacement of basketry with increasingly complex ceramic technology, and the movement from scattered village life to concentrated Pueblo dwellings are all major trends in this period.
Pitchers and bowls, but it is the latter which were widely traded around Western Europe from the late 11th century to the 14th century. G. (1874-1960). Swedish geologist who worked in China in the second and third decades of this century. His most important excavations were on sites of the YANGSHAO Neolithic culture, including the type site and other sites of the same culture further west in Kansu. He was also the first excavatorin 1921-6 ofthe famous Palaeolithic cave site of ZHOUKOUDIAN (Choukoutien).