Today, I went over the page proofs of two articles relating to the Tell es-Safi/Gath excavations which will appear in the next issue of Tel Aviv.
The two articles are:
* Gadot, Y., Finkelstein, I., Iserlis, M., Maeir, A. M., Nahshoni, P., and Namdar, D. In press. Tracking Down Cult: Production, Function and Content of Chalices in Iron Age Philistia. Tel Aviv 41(1): 54–75.
This article deals with chalices from a few sites in Philistia (Yavneh, Safi and Patish), discussing their methods of production, function and content, combining typological, iconographic, petrographic, organic residue analyses and other analytic perspectives, in an attempt to reproduce the “life cycle” of chalices in Iron Age Philistia.
* Shai, I., Greenfield, H., Eliyahu, A., Regev, J., Boaretto, E., and Maeir, A. M. In press. The Early Bronze Age Remains at Tell es-Safi/Gath, Israel; An Interim Report. Tel Aviv 41(1): 19-48.
This is a summary of the EB remains at Tell es-Safi/Gath (primarily the EB III levels from Area E), which updates and expands on what was published in the Tell es-Safi/Gath I, and adds aspects such as spatial analysis of the EB III houses, faunal analysis, 14C dating, as well as a discussion of the role and significance of Gath in the EB III in a regional perspective.
I’ll update on the blog when they actually appear, but save time to read this in the coming months!