Were There Sea Peoples at Alalakh (Tell Atchana)?

In: Overturning Certainties in Near Eastern Archaeology

This paper presents some of the Mycenaean iiic Middle “Developed” style ceramics discovered in the renewed excavations at Tell Atchana and considers whether it was made locally by a group of settlers who arrived at the site from the Aegean during the 12th-century. Known collectively from Egyptian texts as “Sea Peoples”, inscriptional evidence from the region now suggests that they may have self-identified as Philistines, later moving across the Orontes River to Tell Tayinat from whence their kingdom expanded during the Iron Age.

Overturning Certainties in Near Eastern Archaeology

A Festschrift in Honor of K. Aslıhan Yener

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