Some Qumran archaeological matters
- Greetings ANEites.
I wonder if anyone can help me regarding a few Qumran archaeological
1) Does anyone know if the sections at the site of Qumran featuring
small flat stones were repairs carried out in recent times?
(Examples include L.118 and a section of the water course above it,
the wall at the eastern end of L.57, and sundry locations including
L.102 and vicinity.) More obvious recent restorations feature cement
2) Have there been any topographical surveys or analyses of the
Qumran settlement area? I'm interested in a relative chronology of
construction and the topography of the location is quite important
for this. (For example, it helps to show that we have an erroneous
understanding of the development of L.56/58, in that the current
understanding is that L.58 was deepened below the level of L.56,
whereas the slope of the land shows that the eastern end of where
L.58 was excavated was already at the level of L.56 before
excavation. L.58 was initially cut to its current depth below the
level of L.56. If anything L.58 has been heightened.)
3) Does anyone have David Stacey's email address? (Or is David a
4) I'm thinking about the possibility of (going to Israel) visiting
Qumran again sometime in the next few weeks and wonder if anyone is
interested in discussing the site at the site. (Please contact me
Thanks for any offerings.
ihutchesson AT yahoo D0T com