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In: Cultural Contact and Appropriation in the Axial-Age Mediterranean World
In: Household Archaeology in Ancient Israel and Beyond
In: Bene Israel
Three millennia of cross-Mediterranean bonds are revealed by the 18 expert summaries in this book—from the dawn of the Bronze Age to the budding of Hellenization. An international team of acclaimed specialists in their fields—archaeologists, historians, geomorphologists, and metallurgists—shed light on a plethora of aspects associated with travelling this age-old sea and its periphery: environmental factors; the formation of harbors; gateways; commodities; the crucial role of metals; cultural impact; and the way to interpret the agents such as Canaanites, "Sea Peoples," Phoenicians, and pirates. The book will engage any student of the Old World in the 3000 years before the Common Era.
In: Nomads of the Mediterranean: Trade and Contact in the Bronze and Iron Ages
In: Nomads of the Mediterranean: Trade and Contact in the Bronze and Iron Ages
Studies in the Archaeology of Israel and the Levant during the Bronze and Iron Ages in Honour of Israel Finkelstein
This collection of twelve papers, dedicated to Professor Israel Finkelstein, deals with various aspects concerning the archaeology of Israel and the Levant during the Bronze and Iron Ages. Although the area under discussion runs from southeastern Turkey (Alalakh) down to the arid zones of the Negev Desert, the main emphasis is on the Land of Israel. This collection provides the most recent evaluation of a number of thorny issues in Israeli archaeology during the Bronze and Iron Ages and specifically addresses chronology, state formation, identity, and agency. It offers, inter alia, a fresh look at the burial practices and iconography of the periods disscussed, as well as a re-evaluation of the subsistence economy and settlement patterns. This book is finely illustrated with more than sixty original drawings.

“…I cannot but emphasize that this volume contains a collection of very interesting and, in some cases, important studies on the archaeology of the Bronze and Iron Age Levant, a fitting tribute to a consummate teacher and researcher.” Aren M. Maeir, Bar-Ilan University
Tel Kabri, located in the western Galilee region of modern Israel several kilometers inland from modern Acco and Nahariyya, was the center of a Canaanite polity during the Middle Bronze Age (MB). Initial excavations conducted at the site from 1986 to 1993 revealed the remains of a palace dating primarily to the Middle Bronze Age II period, during the first half of the second millennium BCE. Excavations were resumed at the site in 2005 under the co-direction of the present editors, Assaf Yasur-Landau and Eric H. Cline. This volume presents the results of the work done at Tel Kabri from 2005 to 2011.
In: Excavations at Tel Kabri

Abstract

The pottery assemblage of the exploratory 2005 excavation season belongs to the last phase of the palace, our Phase DW III (= Aharon Kempinski and Wolf-Dietrich Niemeier’s Stratum 3c). Notable finds include a small cache of vessels found within a perforated pithos base sunken in the floor in Area D-North. Most of the indicative sherds, however, are in secondary deposition, probably originating in the mudbricks of the palace that collapsed over the excavated floors and surfaces.

In: Excavations at Tel Kabri