magnificent new jewelry hoard was uncovered on July 11, 2010 in Area H of the northwestern sector of Tel AMegiddo. This site in the Jezreel Valley (Israel) is one of the most important in the southern Levant thanks to four archaeological expeditions that have thoroughly excavated the mound and rapidly published the results of their digs (Ussishkin 2018). All expeditions unearthed hoards of different types from the Late Bronze and Iron Ages (Hall 2016). This new hoard was unearthed in a destruction debris, securely dated to the Early Iron Age I, ca. 1070 BCE (local Level H-11, which equals University of Chicago’s Stratum VIIA). During this period, part of a building (remnants of two rooms and an inner courtyard surrounded by three large open courtyards) was found in this area (figs. 1–2; Finkelstein et al. 2017: 267–69). The building is positioned only about 30 m from Canaanite Palace 2041 of the city of Stratum VIIA. This article offers a preliminary publication of the hoard; a full report will soon be published in the Megiddo VI volume (Arie forthcoming a).
|Number of pages||12|
|Journal||Near Eastern Archaeology|
|State||Published - 1 Jun 2019|
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We would like to thanks Prof. Israel Finkelstein, Prof. David Ussishkin, and Prof. Eric Cline, directors of The Megiddo Expedition in 2010 Season, in which the hoard discussed here was uncovered. We also want to thanks Prof. Benjamin Sass from Tel-Aviv University and Dr. Haim Gitler and Alison B. Ashen-berg from The Israel Museum, Jerusalem for their kind help and support. The Radiocarbon research was supported by the Exilarch Foundation for the Dangoor Research Accelerator Mass Spectrometer (D-REAMS) Laboratory.
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