Iron age metal production at Tell es-Sâfi/Gath

Adi Eliyahu-Behar, Vanessa Workman

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While the increasing appearance of iron objects between the late twelfth and early eleventh centuries b.c.e. has been the greatest indicator for the shift from bronze to iron use that marks the transition to the Iron Age, a nuanced understanding of the technological phenomenon comes from evidence and artifacts of production. The origins of iron production technologies are still hotly debated. In recent years, new and pertinent archaeological data regarding actual iron production, has finally surfaced. Considerable iron production remains of both smelting and smithing had been identified at major sites throughout the region.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)34-36
Number of pages3
JournalNear Eastern Archaeology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 2018

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