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Tell el-Hesi IV: The Site and the Expedition

Edited by Bruce T. Dahlberg and Kevin G. O'Connell

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Joint Archaeological Expedition to Tell

Tell el-Hesi IV: The Site and the Expedition

Edited by Bruce T. Dahlberg and Kevin G. O'Connell

This collection of essays, dedicated to the memory of H. T. Frank, includes essays on the physical environment (F. L. Koucky), the Palestine Exploration Fund excavations at the tell in the 19th century (J. M. Matthers), the development of the excavation team (J. E. Worrell), the influence of the “new archaeology” on the Hesi expedition during the 1970s (J. E. Worrell and J. W. Betlyon), the stratigraphy of the site (L. E. Toombs), and individual reports on various areas (M. D. Coogan, R. B. Stewart, and K. G. O’Connell, S.J.). The book concludes with an extensive bibliography on the site and several appendixes.

 

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This collection of essays, dedicated to the memory of H. T. Frank, includes essays on the physical environment (F. L. Koucky), the Palestine Exploration Fund excavations at the tell in the 19th century (J. M. Matthers), the development of the excavation team (J. E. Worrell), the influence of the “new archaeology” on the Hesi expedition during the 1970s (J. E. Worrell and J. W. Betlyon), the stratigraphy of the site (L. E. Toombs), and individual reports on various areas (M. D. Coogan, R. B. Stewart, and K. G. O’Connell, S.J.). The book concludes with an extensive bibliography on the site and several appendixes.

Tables

Figures

Abbreviations

Editor’s Preface

Introduction - Kevin G. O’Connell, S.J.

Bibliography

Part I: The Site

Chapter

I. The Present and Past Physical Environment of Tell el-Hesi, Israel - Frank L. Koucky

Part I: General Characteristics of the Hesi Region

Location of Tell el-Hesi

Climate

Geologic History of the Costal Plain

Paleoclimate

Soils and the Southern Coastal Plain (Southern Pleshet)

Part II: The Tell el-Hesi Site

Geomorphic History of the Tell el-Hesi Site

Description of the Tell el-Hesi Site

Bibliography

II. Excavations by the Palestine Exploration Fund at Tell el-Hesi 1890-1892 - John M. Matthers (1981)

The Work of the Palestine Exploration Fund

W. M. Flinders Petrie (1853-1942)

The First Season: April 17-May 31, 1890

F. J. Bliss (1859-1937)

The Second Season: March 16-May 15,1891

The Third Season: October 13-December 15, 1891

The Fourth Season: March 28-May 26,1892

The Fifth Season: September 17-December 16,1892

Chronological Conclusions on the Excavations, 1890-1892

The Achievements of Petrie and Bliss

Stratigraphy

Pottery

The Employment of Other Techniques and Sciences

Bibliography

Part II: Formative Influences on the Expedition

III. The Evolution of a Holistic Investigation: Phase One of the Joint Expedition to Tell el-Hesi - John E. Worrell

IV. The Methodology of the New Archaeology and Its Influence on the Joint Expedition to Tell el-Hesi - D. Glenn Rose (1981)

Introduction

History of the New Archaeology Movement

Background

The New Archaeology

Reactions and Anticipations

The New Archaeology at Hesi

Aspects of the New Archaeology at Hesi

Archaeology as the Study of Lifeways and Process

Archaeology as Science

Archaeology as Environmental Studies

The Explanatory Function of Archaeology

Summary

Bibliography

V. The Volunteer and Educational Program: 1970-1975 - H. Thomas Frank (1980) and Fred L. Horton Jr.

Background

The First Season

Subsequent Seasons

The Volunteers

Epilogue and a Special Word

Bibliography

Part III: The Expedition’s Work in Phase One

VI. Phase One at Tell el-Hesi: A Season-by-Season Account - John E. Worrell and John W. Betlyon

Preliminary Surveys in 1968 and 1969

The 1970 Field Season

The 1971 Field Season

The 1972 Interseason

The 1973 Field Season

The 1974 Interseason

The 1975 Field Season

The 1976 Interseason

Appendix

Bibliography

VII. The Stratigraphy of the Site - Lawrence E. Toombs

Introduction

Special Problems of Excavation

Intrusive Features

Balks

Military Trenching

Graves

Pits

Mud-Brick Construction

Levels Completely Excavated

Stratum I - Modern Military Trenching

Stratum II - The Muslim Cemetery

Stratum III - Late Arabic

Stratum IV - The Hellenistic Period

Stratum V - The Perian Period

The Late Chalcolithic Structure (Field III)

Levels Partially Excavated

Location

The Southern Wall (Field III)

Pre-Stratum V Phases (Field I)

Walls on the Southern Slope (Field I)

Levels Explored But Not Extensively Excavated

Aims and Methods

Fields IV

Fields V

Fields VI

Fields VII

Levels Indicated But Not Explored

Unexplored Structures

The Pottery of the Fills

Bibliography

Part IV: Particular Reports

VIII. Field II - Michael David Coogan

Pottery

Catalogue of Loci

Bibliography

IX. Calcolithic Remains in Field III - Michael David Cogan

Area 3

Area 5

Conclusions

Bibliography

X. A Cemetery from the Persian Period at Tell el-Hesi - Michael David Coogan

Bibliography

XI. Archeobotanic Studies at Tell el-Hesi - Robert B. Stewart

Materials and Methods

Results and Discussions

Bibliography

XII. An Israelite Bulla from Tell el-Hesi - Kevin G. O’Connell, S.J.

Conclusion - Kevin G. O’Connell, S.J.

Bibliography of Publications Concerning Tell el-Hesi - Compiled by Jeffrey A. Blakely

A. Pre-Excavation Sources Relating to Tell el-Hesi

B. Primary Archaeological Publications Related to Excavations at Tell el-Hesi

C. Special Studies and General Works Having Useful Reference to Tell el-Hesi

Appendix A: Mr. Petrie’s Excavation in the South of Judah - A. H. Sayce, LL.D

Appendix B: The Latest Discovery in Palestine - A. H. Sayce, D.D., LL.D

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