So today is quite a productive day, as in addition to the article mentioned in the last post, I received today as well the pdf of another article that was just published:
Maeir, A. M., and Hitchcock, L. 2011. Absence Makes the Hearth Grow Fonder: Searching for the Origins of the Philistine Hearth. Eretz Israel (A. Ben-Tor Volume) 30: 46*-64*.
In this article, Louise Hitchcock and I discuss the appearance of hearths in the early Iron Age at Philistine sites. We also discuss the various types of hearths, their origins, and suggest various issues relating to the origin of the Philistines and the development of their culture.
Here is a picture of Elisabetta Boaretto and Shira Gur Arieh sampling one of the hearths from Area A.
P.S. I’m sure you also noted that rather cute pun in the title…
I’ll guess I’ll have to have a few hearth to hearth talks about this…