Two new articles appear!

The new issue of the journal Tel Aviv has just appeared, and in it there are two articles relating to the finds from Tell es-Safi/Gath:

1) Shai, I., Greenfield, H. J., Eliyahu-Behar, A., Regev, J., Boaretto, E., and Maeir, A. M. 2014. The Early Bronze Age Remains at Tell eṣ-Ṣāfi/Gath, Israel: An Interim Report. Tel Aviv 41(1): 20–49.

This article summarizes the EB finds at Tell es-Safi/Gath up until the beginning of 2013 and includes discussions on various issues and finds, including the contribution of the finds from the EB III levels at Tell es-Safi/Gath to the new high chronology of the EB, based on 14C dating.

2)  Gadot, Y., Finkelstein, I., Iserlis, M., Maeir, A. M., Nahshoni, P., and Namdar, D. 2014. Tracking Down Cult: Production, Function and Content of Chalices in Iron Age Philistia. Tel Aviv 41(1): 55–76.

This study deals with the “life cycle” of the cultic chalices from sites in Philistia, including examples from Tell es-Safi/Gath (and Nahal Patish and Yavneh), and includes aspects relating to the methods of ceramic production and function.