Qedem 45

Timnah (Tel Batash) III: The Finds from the Second Millennium BCE


This third and final volume of the final reports on the excavations at Timnah (Tel Batash) between 1977 and 1989 presents the finds from the second millennium BCE (Strata XII–V), together with some specialized reports on particular categories of finds from the entire stratigraphic sequence. This is one of the richest known sequences of stratified finds, spanning a period of about 700 years, from the Middle Bronze IIB until the end of Iron Age I. The pottery assemblages and the other finds published here have important implications for many issues treated in studies of the second millennium BCE, such as the gradual change in the local material culture during this time range, the transition between the Middle and Late Bronze and between the Late Bronze and Iron I, household organization, settlement ranking and cultural interaction in the Late Bronze, and the relationship of this peripheral town in the northern Shephelah with the great nearby political centers of Gezer (during the Middle and Late Bronze) and Tel Miqne-Ekron (during Iron I).

45. Timnah (Tel Batash) III: The Finds from the Second Millennium BCE

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    Qedem 45

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    N. Panitz-Cohen and A. Mazar (eds.)

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    528 pages

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