Just got notice that a new article, written by Haskel Greenfield, Itzik Shai and myself has just appeared. The article deals with the EB III donkey burial that we excavated in Area E a few years ago, and discusses the archaeological context, the faunal remains, and the possible social and symbolic meaning of this interesting feature.
The full title is:
Greenfield, H. J., Shai, I., and Maeir, A. M. 2012. Being an “Ass”: An Early Bronze Age Burial of a Donkey from Tell es-Safi/Gath, Israel. Bioarchaeology of the Ancient Near East 6: 21–52.
A pdf of the article can be found online here.