New articles!

Two articles, one on the Safi project and one more general, have just appeared:

1) Maeir, A. M. 2022. Keys to the Past? Archaeological Correlates of Social and Cultural Memory from the Ancient Levant. Pp. 218–32 in The Hunt for Ancient Israel: Essays in Honour of Diana V. Edelman, eds. C. Shafer-Elliott, J. Joachimsen, E. Ben Zvi and P. A. Viviano. Sheffield: Equinox.

This is a paper in which I discuss examples (from the LB, Iron Age and Hellenstic periods) in which cultural and social memory are manifested in material culture. The paper appears in a volume in honor of Diana Edelman, who was the team leader of the University of Sheffield team at the Safi excavations for several years.

2) Brown, A., Greenfield, H. J., and Maeir, A. M. 2021. Sweating the Small Stuff: Microdebris Analysis at Tell es-Safi/Gath, Israel. Pp. 81–91 in Archaeozoology of Southwest Asia and Adjacent Areas XIII: Proceedings of the Thirteenth International Symposium, University of Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus, June 2017, eds. J. Daujat, A. Hadjikoumis and R. Berthon. Atlanta, GA: Lockwood Press.

This is a paper that is based on Annie Brown’s MA dissertation (who is a Safi project team member and a student of Haskel at Univ. of Manitoba), in which the finds from a program of analysis of microdebris from the EB levels in Area E at Tell es-Safi/Gath is discussed, with interesting results and methodological considerations.