Citations with the tag: EXCAVATIONS (Archaeology) -- Israel

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  • From the Editors.
    Ben-Tor, Amnon; Zuckerman, Sharon // Near Eastern Archaeology; Jun2013, Vol. 76 Issue 2, p64 

    An introduction to the journal is presented in which the guest editors discuss renewed excavations at Tel Hazor National Park in Israel dedicated in memory of Yigael Yadin, who began excavations at this location.

  • The Favissa of Southern Temple in Area A.
    Weinblatt-Krauz, Dalit // Near Eastern Archaeology; Jun2013, Vol. 76 Issue 2, p76 

    The article focuses on the excavation of a Bronze Age temple in the ancient city of Hazor in Israel. The article focuses on the favissa of the temple in which cultic objects were recovered, pottery excavated such as pots for daily-use, votive vessels and bowls and the discovery of vessels in the...

  • Area S: Renewed Excavations in the Lower City of Hazor.
    Zuckerman, Sharon // Near Eastern Archaeology; Jun2013, Vol. 76 Issue 2, p94 

    The article focuses on excavations conducted in the Lower City of the ancient city of Hazor located in Israel. The article discusses the Canaanite inhabitants of this area in the second millennium B.C.E., its abandonment in the Bronze Age and the discovery of destruction in several public...

  • Hazor: A Cuneiform City in the West.
    Horowitz, Wayne // Near Eastern Archaeology; Jun2013, Vol. 76 Issue 2, p98 

    The article focuses on Bronze Age cuneiform documents uncovered at excavations at the city of Hazor in Israel. The article discusses the vocabulary and syntax used in the documents, texts discovered in Hazor that present a collection of Akkadian laws based on the Law Code of Hammurabi and other...

  • Hazor at the Beginning of the Iron Age.
    Ben-Ami, Doron // Near Eastern Archaeology; Jun2013, Vol. 76 Issue 2, p101 

    The article focuses on excavations of the ancient Iron Age Israelite city of Hazor located in Israel. The article discusses the destruction of the Canaanite city of Hazor, the ruins of Canaanite buildings such as a ceremonial palace and evidence of a cult in Hazor during the Iron Age. The...

  • Conservation and Restoration at Hazor.
    Cohen, Orna // Near Eastern Archaeology; Jun2013, Vol. 76 Issue 2, p118 

    The article focuses on the conservation and restoration of buildings uncovered during excavations of the ancient city of Hazor in Israel. The article discusses the involvement of the Israeli National Parks Authority so that the sites could me more accessible to visitors, structures restored...

  • Feasting in Paradise: Feast Remains from the Iron Age Palace of Ramat Rahel and Their Implications.
    FULTON, DEIRDRE N.; GADOT, YUVAL; KLEIMAN, ASSAF; FREUD, LIORA; LERNAU, OMRI; LIPSCHITS, ODED // Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research; Nov2015, Issue 374, p29 

    In 2008, a large number of vessels, animal bones, and figurines were uncovered in a Late Iron Age II deposit at Ramat Rahel. The ceramic and faunal remains indicate the presence of a ritual deposit that was intentionally placed below the floor of the central courtyard of the palatial...

  • Archaeologists find 'earliest church' in Holy Land.
    FULTON, DEIRDRE N.; GADOT, YUVAL; KLEIMAN, ASSAF; FREUD, LIORA; LERNAU, OMRI; LIPSCHITS, ODED // Christian Century; 11/29/2005, Vol. 122 Issue 24, p18 

    The article reports on the discovery of ancient church remnants in the excavated grounds of Megiddo Prison in Israel. The discovery was made by prisoner Ramil Razilo who was removing rubble when his shovel uncovered the edge of a large mosaic floor. An inscription on the floor stated that a...

  • TEL AZEKAH 113 YEARS AFTER: Preliminary Evaluation of the Renewed Excavations at the Site.
    Lipschits, Oded; Gadot, Yuval; Oeming, Manfred // Near Eastern Archaeology; Dec2012, Vol. 75 Issue 4, p196 

    Tel Azekah is located on a prominent ridge in the heart of the Judean Lowlands, Israel. Biblical as well as extrabiblical sources mention Azekah as one of the Judahite border towns of the late eighth to early sixth century B.C.E. that faced the territory of the Philistines. The site was first...

  • Tel Masos: A Biblical Site in the Negev.
    Fritz, Volkmar // Archaeology; Sep/Oct83, Vol. 36 Issue 5, p30 

    Focuses on the artifacts in Tel Masos, an extinct village in the eastern Negev in Israel. Desert life in the village; Existence of wells in the Tel Masos region making it attractive to the Bedouins; History of settlements in Tel Masos; Excavations carried out in Tel Masos as a joint...

  • The Deep and the Shallow: The Role of Natufian Bedrock Features at Rosh Zin, Central Negev, Israel.
    NADEL, DANI; ROSENBERG, DANNY; YESHURUN, REUVEN // Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research; Aug2009, Issue 355, p1 

    The Natufian material remains include ample evidence for complex social and ritual life, and even heavy "hints" for incipient cereal/legume agriculture. The Natufians were innovative in many ways, particularly in their stone use and stone working. Interestingly, the scores of known Late Natufian...

  • The Ancient Synagogue at Nabratein.
    MAGNESS, JODI // Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research; May2010, Issue 358, p61 

    A literary criticism of "Excavations at Ancient Habratein: Synagogue and Environs," by Eric M. Meyers and Carol L. Meyers is presented. It talks about the excavations of a synagogue at Habratein and suggests that the published evidence indicates there was only one synagogue building at the...

  • Response to Jodi Magness's Review of the Final Publication of Nabratein.
    MEYERS, ERIC M.; MEYERS, CAROL L. // Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research; Aug2010, Issue 359, p67 

    The article presents a response by the authors of the book "Excavations at Ancient Nabratein: Synagogue and Environs" to a critical review by professor Jodi Magness. They state that her conclusion that the synagogues were erroneously dated fails to consider the fact that the chronological range...

  • The Peqi'in Cave: A Chalcolithic Cemetery in Upper Galilee, Israel.
    Gal, Zvi; Shalem, Dina; Smithline, Howard // Near Eastern Archaeology; Dec2011, Vol. 74 Issue 4, p196 

    The article discusses the excavation of a Chalcolithic cemetery and burial cave in Peqi'in, Upper Galilee, Israel, discovered in 1995. The author gives an overview of objects found in excavation, including ossuaries, burial jars, fenestrated chalices, figurines, and other vessels. The author...

  • Ship Graffiti in Burial Cave 557 at Maresha.
    Haddad, Elie; Artzy, Michal // Near Eastern Archaeology; Dec2011, Vol. 74 Issue 4, p236 

    The article discusses ship graffiti found in Burial Cave 557 during the excavation of the Maresha, or Marissa, site in Israel. The author describes two stone drawings depicting merchantmen, or "navis oneraria," ships dating from the Hellenistic period and compares them to extant ships from the...

  • The Iron Age Remains at Tel Nagila.
    SHAI, ITZHAQ; MAEIR, AREN M.; ILAN, DAVID; UZIEL, JOE // Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research; Aug2011, Issue 363, p25 

    The paper presents the preliminary results of the analysis of the Iron Age finds from Tel Nagila. The excavations, which took place in the early 1960s under the direction of R. Amiran and A. Eitan, revealed three Iron Age strata. Through the lens of these finds, we reflect on Tel Nagila as an...

  • The Camera and the Pipe: Adjusting the Terminus Ante Quem of the Red-Slipped and Burnished Disc-Base Tobacco Pipes from Suba, Israel.
    SAIDEL, BENJAMIN ADAM // Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research; Aug2011, Issue 363, p73 

    The Ottoman and British Mandate village of Suba is located approximately 7 km to the west of Jerusalem, and it is constructed on top of and within, the remains of Belmont Castle, a Crusader-period fortress. The clay tobacco pipes in the Suba assemblage range in date from the 17th to the early...

  • Nysa-Scythopolis: The Caesareum and the Odeum.
    Trümper, Monika // Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research; May2009, Issue 354, p95 

    The article reviews the book "Nysa-Scythopolis: The Caesareum and the Odeum," by Gabriel Mazor and Arfan Najjar.

  • THE HARBOR OF ATLIT IN NORTHERN CANAANITE/PHOENICIAN CONTEXT.
    Trümper, Monika // Near Eastern Archaeology; Jun2007, Vol. 70 Issue 2, p75 

    The article discusses the harbor of Atlit, located about 20 kilometers south of the city of Haifa, Israel. The location of the harbor in a sheltered bay is examined and the construction methods utilized in its creation are explored. Details from underwater surveys and excavations of the harbor...

  • SUSSITA-HIPPOS OF THE DECAPOLIS: Town Planning and Architecture of a Roman-Byzantine City.
    Trümper, Monika // Near Eastern Archaeology; Jun2007, Vol. 70 Issue 2, p86 

    The article examines the planning and construction of the Roman and Byzantine city of Sussita-Hippos, located east of the Sea of Galilee in Israel. A history of archaeological research at the site is presented, which reaches back to 1885. It notes that the shape of the city is irregular, due to...

  • KINNERET--AN URBAN CENTER AT THE CROSSROADS: Excavations on Iron IB Tel Kinrot at the Lake of Galilee.
    Münger, Stefan; Zangenberg, Jürgen; Pakkala, Juha // Near Eastern Archaeology; Jun2011, Vol. 74 Issue 2, p68 

    The article discusses the archaeological excavations of the Kinneret Regional Project begun by archaeologist Volkmar Fritz underway in Tel Kinrot/Tell el-'Orēme, Israel. Located on the northwest coast of Sea of Galilee in Israel, the site is emerging as a major study for urban life in the...

  • The Meaning of Egyptian-Style Objects in the Late Bronze Cemeteries of Tell el-Far'ah (South).
    Braunstein, Susan L. // Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research; Nov2011, Issue 364, p1 

    In the Late Bronze IIB, parts of Canaan were under Egyptian suzerainty. An influx of Egyptian-style objects during this period has led to scholarly speculation about the nature and intensity of Egyptian occupation in Canaan, and whether Egyptians were present in large numbers. The considerable...

  • PALACE AND VILLAGE, PARADISE AND OBLIVION: Unraveling the Riddles of Ramat Raḥel.
    Lipschits, Oded; Gadot, Yuval; Arubas, Benjamin; Oeming, Manfred // Near Eastern Archaeology; Mar2011, Vol. 74 Issue 1, p2 

    The article discusses the archaeological excavation at Tel Ramat Raḥel, Israel where archaeologist Yohanan Aharoni discovered the remains of a palace dating to the First and Second Temple periods. The author discusses the significance of the site in terms of its political, social, and...

  • Identifying the Biblical Site.
    Oeming, Manfred // Near Eastern Archaeology; Mar2011, Vol. 74 Issue 1, p4 

    The article discusses the identification of the archaeological site in Ramat Raḥel, Israel with various biblical cities as conjectured by archaeologists B. Maisler, M. Stekelis, Yohanan Aharoni, Y. Yadin, and Oded Lipschits. Topics include the site's possible identification with Netophah,...

  • "Creative Preservation" in Ramat Rahel's Archaeological Garden.
    Morin, Ran // Near Eastern Archaeology; Mar2011, Vol. 74 Issue 1, p8 

    The article discusses the archaeological preservation of the gardens at the excavation site in Ramat Raḥel, Israel, focusing on the attempts by archaeologists to reopen the site to the public after a period of no activity. Topics include the movement of sculptures according to updated...

  • Iron Age Pottery Assemblages: Typology, Chronology, and Function.
    Freud, Liora // Near Eastern Archaeology; Mar2011, Vol. 74 Issue 1, p13 

    The article discusses the pottery sherds found at the excavation site in Ramat Raḥel, Israel dating back to the Iron Age. Topics include the use of pottery in dating various phases of settlement at the site and the typology of the pottery that includes samples from bowls, kraters, jars,...

  • Ramat Raḥel as an Administrative Center: The Early and Late lmlk Stamp Impressions.
    Sergi, Omer // Near Eastern Archaeology; Mar2011, Vol. 74 Issue 1, p16 

    The article discusses the lmlk, or royal, stamp impressions found at the site of the archaeological excavation in Ramat Raḥel, Israel, focusing on the administrative activity which they indicate. Topics include the impressions' connection with the destruction of Lachish, Israel by Assyrian...

  • Private Stamp Impressions from Ramat Raḥel.
    Koch, Ido // Near Eastern Archaeology; Mar2011, Vol. 74 Issue 1, p17 

    The article discusses the private stamp impressions found at the archaeological excavation in Ramat Raḥel, Israel. Topics include the impressions' use of personal names (PN) or patronymic names that indicate their private nature, their use during the run-up to the Assyrian campaigns by King...

  • Iron Age II Architecture Fragments at Ramat Raḥel.
    Ras, Keren // Near Eastern Archaeology; Mar2011, Vol. 74 Issue 1, p21 

    The article discusses the significance of architectural fragments found at the excavation site in Ramat Reḥel, Israel, focusing on six fragments of volute capitals, small decorative pillars forming a window balustrade, and a pyramid-shaped object called a crenellation. Topics include the...

  • Water Installations in the Garden and Conspicuous Consumption" of Water.
    Gadot, Yuval // Near Eastern Archaeology; Mar2011, Vol. 74 Issue 1, p26 

    The article discusses the water installation system discovered at the excavation site in Ramat Raḥel, Israel, focusing on the presence of a 7th century BC garden with pools, ritual baths dating to the Second Temple period, and Roman bathhouse. The author details the water systems that...

  • Grave of the Middle East's Oldest Witch.
    Milstein, Mati // Archaeology; Mar/Apr2009, Vol. 62 Issue 2, p30 

    The article focuses on artifacts found in the Hilazon Tachtit cave in Israel. The article talks about how archaeologist Leore Grosman has been excavating and studying the site, which includes the 12,000-year-old remains of what may be a female shaman. The article discusses how the site is not...

  • Drawing in the Dust.
    Milstein, Mati // Publishers Weekly; 5/11/2009, Vol. 256 Issue 19, p33 

    The article reviews the book "Drawing in the Dust," by Zoé Klein.

  • Raw Glass and the Production of Glass Vessels at Late Byzantine Apollonia-Arsuf, Israel.
    Freestone, Ian C.; Jackson-Tal, Ruth E.; Tal, Oren // Journal of Glass Studies; 2008, Vol. 50, p67 

    The article attempts to verify the assumption that the late Apollonia-Arsuf in Israel was a major center for the making of both primary and secondary glass in the sixth and seventh centuries. The 2006 excavations at the areas M and O revealed a considerable number of raw glass chunks and remains...

  • Israeli Archaeology: Achievements and the Current State of Research.
    MAZAR, AMIHAI // STRATA: Bulletin of the Anglo-Israel Archaeological Society; 2011, Vol. 29, p9 

    The article presents a speech by Amihai Mazar, vice-president of Anglo-Israel Archaeological Society (AIAS), delivered at the 50th anniversary of AIAS, held in London, England on June 27, 2011, in which he discussed scope of Israeli archaeology, significance of archaeological mapping, and...

  • Editorial.
    Gibson, Shimon // Bulletin of the Anglo-Israel Archaeological Society; 2003, Vol. 21, p5 

    Discusses the articles featured in volume 21, 2003 issue of the "Bulletin of the Anglo-Israel Archeological Society." Features of a lamp discovered in an excavation at the Byzantine village of Ein Gedi; Inscription in an ossuary discovered in Israel; Information on the findings of an...

  • GIS ANALYSIS AT TEL BETH-SHEMESH.
    Bubel, Shawn // Near Eastern Archaeology; Sep2009, Vol. 72 Issue 3, p125 

    The article presents information regarding the use of geographic information system (GIS) analysis on the excavation site of Tel Beth-Shemesh in the Sorek Valley of Israel. Details are given highlighting both the methodologies used in collecting and processing data from the GIS analysis as well...

  • RED HOT: THE SMITHY AT TEL BETH-SHEMESH.
    Veldhuijzen, Harald Alexander // Near Eastern Archaeology; Sep2009, Vol. 72 Issue 3, p129 

    The article presents an examination into the archaeological findings of an iron metallurgical workshop in Area E of the Tel Beth-Shemesh site in the Sorek Valley of Israel. Details are given describing the methodology and discoveries of excavation between 2001 to 2006, citing data analysis from...

  • WATER DRAWING AT TEL BETH-SHEMESH AND EXPERIMENTAL ARCHAEOLOGY.
    Veldhuijzen, Harald Alexander // Near Eastern Archaeology; Sep2009, Vol. 72 Issue 3, p133 

    The article presents discussion of the water-drawing techniques of the Iron Age well at Tel Beth-Shemesh in the Sorek Valley, Israel and the experimental archaeology methods used to discover them. Comments are given introducing the scholastic challenge of reproducing behaviors from...

  • A HOLY BOWL FROM A PRIEST'S HOUSE?
    Manor, Dale W. // Near Eastern Archaeology; Sep2009, Vol. 72 Issue 3, p138 

    The article presents an examination of the qdš bowl, an inscribed pottery bowl uncovered in 2000 at the Tel Beth-Shemesh archaeological excavation site in the Sorek Valley of Israel. Details are given describing the bowl's characteristics as well as its spatial context within the excavation...

  • MAPPING WITH AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHS: Recording the Past, the Present, and the Invisible at Marj Rabba, Israel.
    Hill, Austin (Chad); Rowan, Yorke; Kersel, Morag M. // Near Eastern Archaeology; Sep2014, Vol. 77 Issue 3, p182 

    A rapidly expanding array of innovative technologies, combined with traditional techniques, allow more sophisticated photographic and photogrammetric techniques to document and analyze archaeological features, sites, and landscapes. With multiple ways to put a camera aloft over archaeological...

  • STRUCTURE FROM MOTION: Twenty-First Century Field Recording with 3D Technology.
    Howland, Matthew D.; Kuester, Falko; Levy, Thomas E. // Near Eastern Archaeology; Sep2014, Vol. 77 Issue 3, p187 

    This article focuses on the UC San Diego Edom Lowlands Regional Archaeology Project's (ELRAP) development of a Structure from Motion-Based 3D field recording project. It includes a brief discussion of the relative advantages and disadvantages of this technique over other three-dimensional...

  • THE CHALCOLITHIC TEMPLE IN EIN GEDI: Fifty Years after Its Discovery.
    Ussishkin, David // Near Eastern Archaeology; Mar2014, Vol. 77 Issue 1, p15 

    The article discusses the significance of the Chalcolithic temple in the Ein Gedi oasis in Israel fifty years after its discovery in 1956 and its first exploration in 1962. A description of the temple's structure is explored, focusing on the gates, a basin, and a hoard found in the nearby Nahal...

  • THE CHALCOLITHIC TEMPLE IN EIN GEDI - SOME ANTHROPOLOGICAL CONSIDERATIONS: An Appendix to Ussishkin's Article.
    Arav, Rami // Near Eastern Archaeology; Mar2014, Vol. 77 Issue 1, p27 

    The article offers an anthropological analysis of archaeological findings made near the Chalcolithic temple in the Ein Gedi oasis in Israel. The author focuses on religious pilgrimage, reviewing ancient pilgrimage sites in the Levant, the possible religious cult at Ein Gedi, and the behavior of...

  • THE RISE OF A COMPLEX SOCIETY: New Evidence from Tel Megiddo East in the late Fourth Millennium.
    Adams, Matthew J.; David, Jonathan; Homsher, Robert S.; Cohen, Margaret E. // Near Eastern Archaeology; Mar2014, Vol. 77 Issue 1, p32 

    The article reports about an archaeological research project in the Jezreel Valley in Israel, focusing on excavations at a Bronze Age site in Tel Megiddo as of April 2014. Topics include changes in Near Eastern societies during the Early Bronze Age, the emergence of urban communities in the...

  • Second Time Around B.C.
    Ross, Philip // Newsweek Global; 10/18/2013, Vol. 161 Issue 37, p1 

    The article discusses archaeology research by Ran Barkai and Avi Gopher Tel Aviv University in Israel that provides evidence to suggest human ancestors from the Paleolithic Era engaged in recycling. Topics include cave sites in Spain, Italy, and North Africa where evidence of primitive recycling...

  • Between Phoenicia and Judaea: Preliminary Results of the 2007-2010 Excavation Seasons at Horvat 'Eleq, Ramat HaNadiv, Israel.
    PELEG-BARKAT, ORIT; TEPPER, YOTAM // STRATA: Bulletin of the Anglo-Israel Archaeological Society; 2014, Vol. 32, p49 

    Renewed excavations at Horvat 'Eleq support a fresh understanding of this multi-strata settlement. The site was first inhabited in the Iron Age. A fortification system was constructed in the 4th century BCE and was already out of use by the Hellenistic period. The finds indicate that the...

  • Oboda and the Nabateans.
    ERICKSON-GINI, TALI // STRATA: Bulletin of the Anglo-Israel Archaeological Society; 2014, Vol. 32, p81 

    The late Professor Avraham Negev dedicated his life to the discovery of Nabateans in the Negev. This paper focuses on Ovdat, or Oboda, where Negev spent years studying the site. While the framework for his dating remains sound, recent excavations have refined some of Negev's conclusions. The...

  • Grant Reports.
    WELTON, REBEKAH // STRATA: Bulletin of the Anglo-Israel Archaeological Society; 2014, Vol. 32, p202 

    The article presents the author's perspectives on the development of excavation at the Old City by the Zion Gate in Jerusalem, Israel. The author mentions the discovery of the early civilizations of Early Islamic period Mount Zion, architectural designs of old domestic houses and the Byzantine...

  • Cisterns.
    Hoppe, Leslie J. // Bible Today; Jul/Aug2015, Vol. 53 Issue 4, p242 

    The article focuses on cisterns in ancient Israel according to the Bible. Topics include the design and construction of cisterns after cutting into bedrocks, cisterns in the Stone Age and Bronze Age, and excavations carried out for the discovery of the First-Temple-Period cistern in Jerusalem,...

  • Tight Timetable and Historic Site Test Bridge Approach in Israel.
    Sandler, Neal // ENR: Engineering News-Record; 9/2/2013, Vol. 271 Issue 9, p1 

    The article reports on the rehabilitation works on the Motsa Bridge along Highway 1 which connects the cities of Tel Aviv and Jerusalem in Israel as of September 2, 2013. It highlights the problems posed by an archaeological site under the bridge and a short timetable on the construction...

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