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Tel Miqne 9/2

The Iron Age IIC: Late Philistine City

Seymour Gitin, Trude Dothan, Yosef Garfinkel, with contributions by David Ben-Shlomo, Amir Golani, Baruch Brandl, Ianir Milevski, Edward F. Maher, Brian Hesse, Omri Lernau, Erik Steinbach, and Alexandra S. Drenka

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ISBN: 978-1-57506-957-9

448 pages
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2017

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Tel Miqne 9/2

The Iron Age IIC: Late Philistine City

Seymour Gitin, Trude Dothan, Yosef Garfinkel, with contributions by David Ben-Shlomo, Amir Golani, Baruch Brandl, Ianir Milevski, Edward F. Maher, Brian Hesse, Omri Lernau, Erik Steinbach, and Alexandra S. Drenka

This well-illustrated volume presents the evidence from Stratum Pre-IC of the end of the 8th century, from Strata IC and IB of the 7th century, when Ekron achieved the zenith of its physical growth and prosperity, and from Stratum IA, the final Iron Age IIC phase of the early 6th century BCE. It offers a detailed discussion of the Iron Age IIC occupational history; a comprehensive analysis of the ceramic assemblages; a quantitative analysis of the pottery from the main Stratum IB buildings; and studies on vessel capacity, ceramic, lithic, ivory, and metal objects, jewelry, scarabs, faunal remains, and fish bones.

 

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This well-illustrated volume presents the evidence from Stratum Pre-IC of the end of the 8th century, from Strata IC and IB of the 7th century, when Ekron achieved the zenith of its physical growth and prosperity, and from Stratum IA, the final Iron Age IIC phase of the early 6th century BCE. It offers a detailed discussion of the Iron Age IIC occupational history; a comprehensive analysis of the ceramic assemblages; a quantitative analysis of the pottery from the main Stratum IB buildings; and studies on vessel capacity, ceramic, lithic, ivory, and metal objects, jewelry, scarabs, faunal remains, and fish bones.

Published under the auspices of the Harvard Semitic Museum, this volume concludes the publication of the results of the nine seasons of excavation conducted in Field IV Lower between 1985 and 1995, directed by Trude Dothan and Seymour Gitin and sponsored by the W. F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Companion volumes published in 2016:

Field IV Lower—The Elite Zone, Part 1: The Iron Age I Early Philistine City by Trude Dothan, Yosef Garfinkel and Seymour Gitin;

Part 3A: The Iron Age I and IIC Early and Late Philistine Cities Database (see links tab);

Part 3B: The Iron Age I and IIC Early and Late Philistine Cities Plans and Sections

The final reports on the two large Iron Age I and IIC Philistines cities in Field IV Lower offer a comprehensive view of the history of Ekron from its initial establishment and development in the Iron Age I until its destruction in the late Iron Age II. The searchable database and print version of the sections and plans provide a unique opportunity for readers to access and evaluate the excavators’ observations and conclusions.

Preface

Map of Philistine Coastal Plain and Shephelah Sites in the Iron Age

Top Plan of Tel Miqne-Ekron Showing Fields of Excavation

Tel Miqne-Ekron Iron Age II Stratigraphic and Chronological Chart

Tel Miqne-Ekron Field Reports and Monographs

Excavation Staff

Photos of Staff and Student Volunteers

Abbreviations and Additional Terms Used in Pottery Reading

Introduction

Chapter 1. Occupational History: The Stratigraphy and Architecture of Iron Age II Strata Pre-IC, IC, IB, and IA . 1

Chapter 2. The Iron Age II Pottery Quantification Project

Chapter 3. A Quantitative Analysis of the Pottery from Stratum IB in Temple Auxiliary Buildings 651–654: Character and Function

Chapter 4A. The Iron Age IIC Pottery

Chapter 4B. Capacities of Iron Age IIC Pottery Types

1. Use of Computer-Aided Graphic Design (CAGD) to Estimate the Capacity of Ceramic Vessels

2. Vessel Capacity Analysis

Chapter 4C. Pottery Quantification Data: Pottery Types in Architectural Units and Sub-units by Stratum

Chapter 5. Iron Age II Ceramic Small Finds, Faience Seals, Ivory Objects, and Astragali

Chapter 6. The Jewelry from Iron Age II Contexts

Chapter 7. The Iron Age II Metal Artifacts

Chapter 8. An Iron Age II Cowroid and Three Scarabs

Chapter 9. Iron Age II and Roman Period Stone Tools and Vessels

Chapter 10. The Iron Age II Faunal Remains

Chapter 11. The Fish Bones from Iron Age I Strata VII–IV and Iron Age II Strata Pre-IC, IC, IB, and IA

Color Figures and Photos

Bibliographic Abbreviations and References

Ekron 9/3A, the complete excavation database, is available at http://semiticmuseum.fas.harvard.edu/publications:

Appendix 1: Area Context Charts with locus, stratum, phase, building, and room designations;

Appendix 2: Area Phasing Charts with locus, stratum, phase, field pottery readings, and stratigraphic relationships; Index A: Locus Summaries; and Index B: Material Culture Samples

Part 3A: The Iron Age I and IIC Early and Late Philistine Cities Database available available at http://semiticmuseum.fas.harvard.edu/publications.

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