re: Publication of Tell es-Safi/Gath I
- Dear all,
Please note the recent appearance of the first of the series of volumes on our excavations at Tell es-Safi/Gath.
Maeir, A. M., ed. 2012.
Tell es-Safi/Gath I: Report on the 19962005 Seasons.
Ägypten und Altes Testament 69. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz.
Publisher: Harrassowitz Verlag
Publication date: 2012
Bibliographic info: ca. 932 pages + 149 tables, 229 plates
Tell Es-Safi/Gath is one of the largest pre-classical sites in the
ancient Levant, continuously settled from the Protohis- toric periods
until Modern times and is identified as ancient Canaanite and
Philistine Gath (known from the el Amarna letters, Assyrian texts, and
the Bible), Medieval Blanche Garde, and the modern Palestinian village
of Tell es-Safi. Archaeologically, the site is of noteworthy
importance in the study of the Bronze and Iron Age of the Levant, and
in particular in relationship to the Canaanite, Philistine and
Since 1996, a long-term international project has been studying the
cultural and environmental history of the site and its surroundings.
The volume, edited by Aren Maeir, is the first of a planned series of
final reports on the project and deals primarily with the results of
the 1996 through 2005 seasons. Discussions include a general overview
of the project up to 2010, and studies on the geography and the
environment, the written sources relating to the differ- ent periods,
the history of research, the architecture and stratigraphy of the
various excavation areas, and assorted finds of various classes (such
as pottery, stone and bone objects, glyptic, inscriptions, and ancient
fauna and flora). In addition, there are studies on pottery
provenience, the archaeological surface survey, ground penetrating
radar results, data mining of pottery finds, and a general overview of
the Early Bronze Age of the Judean Foothills (Shephelah).
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