The Smithsonian Institution Excavation at Tell Jemmeh, Israel, 1970-1990

this record is part of The AWOL Index

JSON version

The Smithsonian Institution Excavation at Tell Jemmeh, Israel, 1970-1990. David Ben-Shlomo, Gus W. Van Beek (Volume editor), 1087 p. , 22,5cm X 28,5cm, Smithsonian Contributions to Anthropology ISSN: 0081-0223 (print); 1943-6661 (The Smithsonian Institution, Washington 2014) This monograph describes the results of the archaeological excavation at the site of Tell Jemmeh, Israel, undertaken by the Smithsonian Institution and directed by Gus W. Van Beek during the years 1970-1990. All the artifacts from the excavations were shipped from Israel to Washington, D. C. , and have been restored, studied, and analyzed in the National Museum of Natural History for the past four decades. The site is a strategic and large mound located near Gaza and the Mediterranean coast. It was inhabited continuously for at least 1,400 years during the Middle and Late Bronze Age, the Iron Age, and the Persian period. The highlights of this excavation are the findings of a large and affluent courtyard house from the Late Bronze Age, a sophisticated well-preserved pottery kiln from the early Iron Age, a complex of Assyrian-related administrative buildings during the late Iron Age, and a complete granary of the Persian period. This is a detailed and final report on all of the excavation results, including the architectural remains, stratigraphy, pottery, and other finds. In addition, several more detailed and focused studies of certain aspects of the site’s material include (among others) chapters on imported, decorated, Philistine, Assyrian-style and Greek pottery and chapters on figurines, sealings, jewelry, amulets, scarabs, cylinder seals, flint, coins, ostraca, and fauna. The volume is richly illustrated with nearly 1,000 figures showing field photographs, plans, sections, and drawings and photographs of artifacts. The significance of the results is summarized and discussed in the final chapter. Table of contents. List of Figures --ix. List of Tables --xxvii. Preface and Acknowledgments --xxiv. Introduction and Background. 1. Introduction / David Ben-Shlomo and Gus W. Van Beek --1. 2. Environmental background of Tell Jemmeh / Gus W. Van Beek --16. The Architecture, Stratigraphy and Finds from the Different Excavation. Fields. 3. Field III: The Southeastern Step Trench / David Ben-Shlomo -- 21. 4. Field II: The Northwestern Stepped Trench / David Ben-Shlomo --162. 5. The South Trench (ST1) / David Ben-Shlomo --198. 6. Field I: The Late Bronze Age /David Ben-Shlomo --209. 7. Field I Furnace (the Kiln), Square KB, and FUR 2-FUR 3 / David Ben-Shlomo --337. 8. Results from Field IV: The Iron II and Later Periods / David Ben-Shlomo --403. 9. Bread Ovens and Related Installations /Alexander Zukerman --642. Pottery Studies. 10. Decorated Canaanite pottery / Gwanghyun Choi -- 651. 11. Imported Cypriot and Mycenaean wares and derivative wares / Celia J. Bergoffen -657. 12. Decorated Philistine pottery / David Ben-Shlomo --721. 13. Assyrian-Style Pottery (Palace Ware) / David Ben-Shlomo --732. 14. "East-Greek" and Greek imported pottery of the first millennium BCE / S. Rebecca Martin --749. 15. Petrographic Analysis of Pottery: Chalcolithic to Persian period /David Ben-Shlomo --776. 16. Computerized Documentation and Analysis of Pottery Vessels / Avshalom Karasik --795. Small Finds Studies. 17. Ceramic Figurines and Figurative Terra-cottas /David Ben-Shlomo, Ron Gardiner, and Gus Van Beek--804. 18. Worked Sherds /David Ben-Shlomo and Ron Gardiner --828. 19. Ceramic Objects: Marked Pottery,Mud Objects, and Various Ceramic Artifacts / David Ben-Shlomo --838. 20. Clay Sealings and Seal Impressions / David Ben-Shlomo and Othmar Keel --857. 21. Non-jewelry Metal Objects / David Ben-Shlomo and Ron Gardiner --876. 22. Metallic and Nonmetallic Jewelry Objects / Amir Golani --889. 23. Stone Artifacts Assemblage from Tel Jemmeh / Yorke M. Rowan -917. 24. Egyptian Amulets from Tell Jemmeh / Christian Herrmann -- 970. 25. Various Finds: Faience, Glass, Bone, Ivory, and Pumice / David Ben-Shlomo --977. 26. Chipped Stone Assemblage from Tell Jemmeh / Steven A. Rosen and Jalob Vardi --987. 27. Scarabs and Stamp Seals / Othmar Keel --1004. 28. Cylinder Seals: A Clay Cylinder with Cuneiform Signs / Wayne Horowitz and Tallay Ornan --1017. 29. Cylinder Seals: A Mitannian Cylinder Seal with a Worshipper and Divine Images / Tallay Ornan -- 1020. 30. Coins: Coins from the 1970-1990 Excavation Seasons at Tell Jemmeh / Donald T. Ariel --1023. 31. Coins: The Crusader Purse from Tell Jemmeh / Robert Kool --1026. 32. Ostraca from Tell Jemmeh / Haggai Misgav --1031. Subsistence Studies. 33. Temporal Trends in Animal Exploitation: Faunal Analysis from Tell Jemmeh / Edward F. Maher --1038. 34. Synthesis and Conclusions. The Significance of Tell Jemmeh / David Ben-Shlomo --1054. References --1067.
is part of
Israel, archaeology
subordinate resources

data provenance

27 Oct 2015 18:41:15 UTC
data source:, (last updated: 27 Mar 2015 23:55:53 UTC)
27 Oct 2015 18:41:15 UTC
metadata document: (last updated: 27 Mar 2015 23:55:53 UTC)
27 Oct 2015 18:41:15 UTC
data source:, (last updated: 27 Mar 2015 23:55:53 UTC)
27 Oct 2015 18:41:15 UTC
metadata document: (last updated: 27 Mar 2015 23:55:53 UTC)
27 Oct 2015 18:41:15 UTC
wf-motifs#has workflow motif: (last updated not indicated)