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The PPNB Village of Yiftahel. 80's-90's Excavations Report

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  • Ianir Milevski
    Dear colleagues, we are glad to inform you on recent publication of the final report on the 1980 s-1990 s excavations of the PPNB at YIftahel, Lower Galilee.
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      Dear colleagues, we are glad to inform you on recent publication of the final report on the 1980's-1990's excavations of the PPNB at YIftahel, Lower Galilee.

      THE PRE-POTTERY NEOLITHIC B VILLAGE OF YIFTAHEL. THE 1980s AND 1990s EXCAVATIONS

      by Yosef Garfinkel, Doron Dag, Hamoudi Khalaily, Ofer Marder, Ianir Milevski and Avraham Ronen

      with contributions by F. Alhaique, B. Arensburg, D.E. Bar-Yosef Mayer, A. Davidson, M. Davis, V. Eshed, N. Getzov, I. Hershkovitz, J. Heller, L.K. Horwitz, M.L. Kislev, M. Lamdan, N. Liphschitz, R. Malinowski, A. Miller-Rosen, N. Porat, J. Yellin, & D. Zohary


      bibliotheca neolithica Asiae meridionalis et occidentalis (2012) (XXXII + 310 pages, 14 colour plates, 235 figures, 62 tables, hardcover - 92 Euro) [ISBN 978-3-98075789-8]


      Book orders can be made through our bookshop at
      htttp://www.exoriente.org/bookshop/

      Hans Georg K. Gebel and Gary O. Rollefson,
      editors of the bibliotheca neolithica Asiae meridionalis et occidentalis





      CONTENTS



      List of Color Plates ix



      List of Figures ix



      List of Tables xv



      Preface and Acknowledgments (Yosef Garfinkel)xvii



      Color Plates xix





      PART I. THE SITE AND ITS EXCAVATIONS



      CHAPTER 1. INTRODUCTION (Yosef Garfinkel)3



      CHAPTER 2. FIELD OBSERVATIONS (Yosef Garfinkel, Ofer Marder, Hamoudi

      Khalaily, Ianir Milevski, Avraham Ronen, Moshe Davis, Mordechai Lamdan,

      Nimrod Getzov, Doron Dag, Avraham Ronen)13



      Area C (Yosef Garfinkel)13



      Area E (Ofer Marder, Hamoudi Khalaily, Ianir Milevski)36



      Area D (Avraham Ronen, Moshe Davis, Mordechai Lamdan)48



      The 2007�2008 Excavation Seasons (Hamoudi Khalaily, Ianir Milevski, Nimrod Getzov)56



      Summary of the Three Excavations at Yiftahel (Yosef Garfinkel, Doron Dag, HamoudiKhalaily, Ofer Marder, Ianir Milevski, Avraham Ronen)60



      Appendix 2.1. Area C: List of Excavated Units (Buckets)62



      Appendix 2.2: Area C: Locus List 69



      Appendix 2.3: Area E: Selected Baskets from Levels C1�C4 72





      PART II. THE LITHIC INDUSTRY



      CHAPTER 3. THE LITHIC INDUSTRY OF AREA C (Yosef Garfinkel)77



      Appendix 3.1. Technological Observations (Angela Davidson)93�96



      CHAPTER 4. THE LITHIC INDUSTRY OF AREA E (Ofer Marder, Hamoudi Khalaily,

      Ianir Milevski)155



      CHAPTER 5. THE LITHIC INDUSTRY OF AREA D (Avraham Ronen)189





      PART III. OTHER MATERIAL CULTURE STUDIES



      CHAPTER 6. THE GROUND STONE INDUSTRY (Doron Dag, Ianir Milevski, Ofer

      Marder, Hamoudi Khalaily)197



      Area C (Doron Dag)197



      Area E (Ianir Milevski, Ofer Marder, Hamoudi Khalaily)205



      CHAPTER 7. BEAD PRODUCTION IN AREA C (Yosef Garfinkel)207



      Additional Observations on the Stone Beads (Daniella E. Bar-Yosef Mayer, Naomi Porat)213



      CHAPTER 8. BAKED-CLAY OBJECTS IN AREA C (Doron Dag)215



      CHAPTER 9. THE BONE TOOLS (Yosef Garfinkel, Liora K. Horwitz,

      Francesca Alhaique)217



      Area C (Yosef Garfinkel, Liora K. Horwitz)217



      Area E (Francesca Alhaique)227



      CHAPTER 10. PLASTER AND LIME-BURNING TECHNIQUES (Roman Malinowski)229



      CHAPTER 11. THE SOURCE OF OBSIDIAN ARTIFACTS (Joseph Yellin)243





      PART IV. ANTHROPOLOGICAL, ARCHAEOZOOLOGICAL AND BOTANICAL STUDIES



      CHAPTER 12. THE SKELETAL REMAINS (Israel Hershkovitz, Yosef Garfinkel,

      Baruch Arensburg, Vered Eshed)249



      Area C (Israel Hershkovitz, Yosef Garfinkel, Baruch Arensburg)249



      Area E (Vered Eshed)256



      CHAPTER 13. THE FAUNA (Francesca Alhaique, Liora K. Horwitz)259



      Area E (Francesca Alhaique)259



      Area D (Liora K. Horwitz)268



      CHAPTER 14. THE MOLLUSCA (Daniella E. Bar-Yosef Mayer, Joseph Heller)279



      CHAPTER 15. THE SEEDS (Mordechai L. Kislev, Yosef Garfinkel, Daniel Zohary)283



      Horsebean Seeds (Mordechai L. Kislev)283



      Lentil Seeds (Yosef Garfinkel, Mordechai L. Kislev, Daniel Zohary)284



      CHAPTER 16. BOTANICAL ANALYSIS OF THE WOOD REMNANTS (Nili Liphschitz)287



      CHAPTER 17. THE MICROBOTANICAL REMAINS (Arlene Miller-Rosen)289





      PART V. CONCLUSIONS



      CHAPTER 18. THE PPNB VILLAGE OF YIFTAHEL AS REVEALED IN THE

      THREE EXCAVATIONS (Yosef Garfinkel, Doron Dag, Hamoudi Khalaily, Ofer

      Marder, Ianir Milevski, Avraham Ronen)293



      BIBLIOGRAPHY 299





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      Dr. Ianir Milevski

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      Associate Fellow - W.F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research

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