New article on EB household rituals and donkeys…

I’m glad to announce that an additional Safi-related article has just appeared, an additional result of the extremely productive joint research on the EB at Tell es-Safi/Gath, funded by a joint grant Canadian SSHRC to Haskel Greenfield and yours truly.

In this study, spearheaded by Haskel, the evidence of household rituals, and in particular, those related to donkeys and donkey burials (and we have now identified 8 burials altogether), are presented.

The full title is:

Greenfield, H. J., Ross, J., Greenfield, T. L., Albaz, S., Richardson, S., and Maeir, A. M. 2022. Household rituals and merchant caravanners: The phenomenon of Early Bronze Age donkey burials from Tell eṣ-Ṣâfi/Gath, Israel. Animals 12: 1931. (doi.org/10.3390/ani12151931)