EIN HILU — A Chalcolithic Site on the Desert Fringes of Samaria

Danny Rosenberg, Shay Bar, Guy Bar-Oz, Elisabetta Boaretto, Oren Cohen, Eyal Dan, Noa Raban-Gerstel, Haim Winter

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An excavation at Ein Hilu in the desert fringes of Samaria, exposed a three strata Chalcolithic site from the second half of the fifth millennium B. C. E. The site was discovered and partly excavated in 1988 by the Manasseh Hill Country survey and re-excavated by the author in 2006. As this is the only site to have been excavated in this area, this paper sheds new light on the lifestyle and economy of the peoples who inhabited this virtually unexplored region. These were permanent settlers with a subsistence economy based mainly on herding mixed with agriculture and hunting.
Translated title of the contributionעין חילו — אתר כלקוליתי בשוליים המדבריים של השומרון
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)153-228
Journalמתקופת האבן
StatePublished - 2008


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