Tell Jemmeh Publication! Way to go David Ben-Shlomo!

Kudos to David Ben-Shlomo for his fantastic work in working on and bringing to press the excavations at Tell Jemmeh!

Here is the notification on this extremely important, forthcoming publication (HT Jack Sasson):

The Smithsonian Institution Excavation at Tell Jemmeh, Israel, 1970–1990
David Ben-Shlomo, Gus W. Van Beek (Volume editor)
DOI: 10.5479/si.19436661.50
Publication date: 2014-07-22
Series: Smithsonian Contributions to Anthropology

This monograph describes the results of the archaeological excavation
at the site of Tell Jemmeh, Israel, undertaken by the Smithsonian
Institution and directed by Gus W. Van Beek during the years
1970–1990. All the artifacts from the excavations were shipped from
Israel to Washington, D.C., and have been restored, studied, and
analyzed in the National Museum of Natural History for the past four
decades. The site is a strategic and large mound located near Gaza and
the Mediterranean coast. It was inhabited continuously for at least
1,400 years during the Middle and Late Bronze Age, the Iron Age, and
the Persian period. The highlights of this excavation are the findings
of a large and affluent courtyard house from the Late Bronze Age, a
sophisticated well-preserved pottery kiln from the early Iron Age, a
complex of Assyrian-related administrative buildings during the late
Iron Age, and a complete granary of the Persian period. This is a
detailed and final report on all of the excavation results, including
the architectural remains, stratigraphy, pottery, and other finds. In
addition, several more detailed and focused studies of certain aspects
of the site’s material include (among others) chapters on imported,
decorated, Philistine, Assyrian-style and Greek pottery and chapters
on figurines, sealings, jewelry, amulets, scarabs, cylinder seals,
flint, coins, ostraca, and fauna. The volume is richly illustrated
with nearly 1,000 figures showing field photographs, plans, sections,
and drawings and photographs of artifacts. The significance of the
results is summarized and discussed in the final chapter

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