Neutron activation and petrographic analysis of selected Late Bronze and Iron Age pottery from Tell es-Safi/Gath, Israel

David Ben-Shlomo, Aren M. Maeir, Hans Mommsen

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Abstract

Thirteen sherds from the site of Tell es-Safi/Gath (Central Israel) were analyzed by neutron activation; six of these were also analyzed by thin section petrography. These include mostly Late Bronze II and early Iron Age II imports (and possible imports) from Greece or Cyprus, as well as a sherd with a Late Bronze Age Egyptian Hieratic inscription. The details of the results are reported and discussed with their possible archaeological implications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)956-964
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Archaeological Science
Volume35
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2008

Keywords

  • Ceramics
  • Cyprus
  • Egypt
  • Greece
  • Imports
  • Iron Age
  • Israel
  • Late Bronze Age
  • Neutron activation analysis
  • Petrography
  • Philistia
  • Provenancing
  • Tell es-Safi/Gath

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