Bene Israel: Studies in the Archaeology of Israel and the Levant During the Bronze and Iron Ages Offered in Honour of Israel Finkelstein

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Alexander Fantalkin, Assaf Yasur-Landau
BRILL, 2008 - History - 306 pages
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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.
  

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Contents

Urban Land Use Changes on the Southeastern Slope of Tel Megiddo during the Middle Bronze Age Eran Arie
1
The Appearance of RockCut Bench Tombs in Iron Age Judah as a Reflection of State Formation Alexander Fantalkin
17
Trademarks of the Omride Builders? Norma Franklin
45
A Long Term Perspective Yuval Gadot
55
Two Case Studies Dan Gazit
75
The Case of Tel Dan David Ilan
87
A Reanalysis of the Archaeological Evidence for the Beginning of the Iron Age I Yitzhak Meitlis
105
Sheep and Goat Husbandry in the Southern Levant as a Model Case Study Aharon Sasson
113
Settlement Patterns of Philistine CityStates Alon Shavit
135
Waste Management at Tell Atchana Alalakh Amir Sumaka?i Fink
165
Extramural Neighborhoods in the Iron Age Negev Yifat ThareaniSussely
197
Canaanite Philistine and Cypriot Iconography and the Orpheus Jug Assaf YasurLandau
213
Index
231
Plates
247
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Alexander Fantalkin, Ph.D. (2007) in Archaeology, Tel Aviv University, is a researcher at the Institute of Archaeology at Tel Aviv University. He has published extensively on interactions between the Aegean and the Levant during the first millenium BCE. Assaf Yassur-Landau, Ph.D. (2003) in Archaeology, Tel Aviv University, is an assistant professor of Archaeology and History at the Department of History, University of California, Santa Cruz. He has published extensively on interactions between the Aegean and the Levant during the second millennium BCE.

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