Survey, shovel tests and excavations at tel eton: On methodology and site history

Avraham Faust, Hayah Katz

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Abstract

The article discusses the results of surveys, shovel testing and excavations conducted at Tel Eton, a central site in the southeastern Judean Shephelah. Prior to excavations at the site, the mound was mapped and divided into 39 topographical subunits. Each subunit was subsequently surveyed, and this was followed by shovel testing. A comparison of the results of the survey and shovel tests not only to each other, but also to the results of the excavations, gives us a better understanding of the history of the site. In addition, it allows us to examine the accuracy and the reliability of surveying and shovel testing as tools for predicting settlement history.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)158-185
Number of pages28
JournalTel Aviv
Volume39
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2012

Keywords

  • Archaeological survey
  • Shovel tests
  • Tel Eton

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