The Arab Village of Qālūnyā: An Archaeological, Historical, and Social Synthesis of the Twentieth-Century Village
- Journal of Eastern Mediterranean Archaeology and Heritage Studies
- Penn State University Press
- Volume 9, Numbers 1-2, 2021
- pp. 64-84
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Salvage excavations on a slope near Jerusalem revealed parts of five buildings and many artifacts belonging to the Arab village of Qālūnyā, situated on the slope until its demise in 1948 and subsequent demolishing. The synchronization and synthesis of the archaeological finds with historical sources, such as landholding surveys, census registrations, maps, military reports, photographs, travelers' accounts, and memoirs written by local inhabitants and their descendants, together with the implementation of georeferencing tools, provide an opportunity to reconstruct a spatial outline of the village and to attribute sociopolitical and personal aspects to the inhabitants of the buildings that were found during the excavation.