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14505RE: [ANE-2] Qumran pottery question

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  • Stephen Goranson
    Oct 12 1:57 AM
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      Jan Gunneweg eventually did get samples. See:

      Gunneweg, Jan, and Marta Balla. "Was the Qumran Settlement a Mere Pottery Production Center? What Neutron Activation Revealed." In Holistic Qumran: Trans-Disciplinary Research of Qumran and the Dead Sea Scrolls, ed. Jan Gunneweg, Annemie Adriaens and Joris Dik, 40-62. Studies on the Texts of the Desert of Judah 87. Leiden: Brill, 2010.

      Gunneweg, Jan, and Marta Balla. "The Provenance of Qumran Pottery by Instrumental Neutron Activation Analysis." In Bio- and Material Cultures at Qumran: Papers from a COST Action G8 Working Group Meeting Held in Jerusalem, Israel on 22-23 May 2005, ed. Jan Gunneweg, Charles Greenblatt and Annemie Adriaens, 99-108. Stuttgart: Fraunhofer IRB, 2006.

      By the way, since you are in Cambridge: does anyone know who now owns the Qumran "scroll jar" that was once owned by the Zion Research Library (later renamed the Endowment for Biblical Research) and sold (after being on deposit at Boston University; at least the books were) in 1998?

      And where is another missing "scroll jar" (or a parallel, according to de Vaux), last seen in Jordan? See Rev. Bib. 67 (1960) 229 and F.S. Ma'ayeh ADAJ 4-5 p.116 and pl. V.1.

      Stephen Goranson
      From: ANE-2@yahoogroups.com [ANE-2@yahoogroups.com] on behalf of Joseph Weinstein [weinstein@...]
      Sent: Wednesday, October 10, 2012 10:51 AM
      To: ANE-2
      Cc: Joseph Weinstein
      Subject: [ANE-2] Qumran pottery question

      Does anyone know if the potter's clay found by Magen & Peleg (Magen &
      Peleg 2007, JSP 6) in Qumran pools L-71 and L-58 has been examined
      petrographically and/or chemically? If so, have the results been
      published and if so, where?

      I am familiar with the petrographic and chemical studies of Gunneweg &
      Balla (2003, Balla 2005) and of Michniewicz & Kryszko (2003, Michniewicz
      2009). These sediments were apparently not yet available to them.

      I am particularly interested in the question as to whether this potter's
      clay actually matched the petrological/chemical signature of pottery
      manufactured at Qumran and/or the petrological/chemical signature of
      clays from the Wadi Qumran.

      Joseph Weinstein
      Lead Scientist
      BBN Technologies
      10 Moulton St.,
      Cambridge, MA 02138

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