Monograph Series No. 10

The Emery and Claire Yass Publications in Archaeology

Monograph Series of the Institute of Archaeology of Tel Aviv University

No. 10

Shiloh: The Archaeology of a Biblical Site

Israel Finkelstein, Shlomo Bunimovitz and Zvi Lederman

Israel Finkelstein

Tel Aviv 1993

The final report of the excavation of biblical Shiloh is a detailed interdisciplinary study of an important Canaanite and Israelite cult centre in the highlands north of Jerusalem. Architecture, pottery and small finds, supplemented by investigations into the palaeoeconomy and settlement patterns of its environs, give a vivid picture of the nature of this site from the Middle Bronze to the Iron Age.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1
   Israel Finkelstein

Part One: Stratigraphy and Architecture

Chapter 2
   Area C: The Iron Age I Pillared Buildings and Other Remains
   Shlomo Bunimovitz
Chapter 3
   Area D: Middle Bronze Age Stone and Earth Works, Late Bronze Age Dumped Debris and Iron Age I Silos
   Zvi Lederman and Israel Finkelstein
Chapter 4
   Area F-H: Middle Bronze III Fortifications and Storerooms
   Israel Finkelstein and Zvi Lederman
Chapter 5
   Areas E, G, J, K, L and M
   Israel Finkelstein

Part Two: The Finds

Chapter 6
   Shlomo Bunimovitz and Israel Finkelstein
Chapter 7
   Flint Tools
   Erich Friedmann
Chapter 8
   Scarabs and Other Glyptic Finds
   Baruch Brandl
Chapter 9
   Clay, Bone, Metal and Stone Objects
   Baruch Brandl
Chapter 10
   Personal Accessories and Ornaments
   Benjamin Sass

Part Three: Physical and Chemical Analyses

Chapter 11
   Petrographic Analysis of Ceramic Assemblages
   Jonathan Glass, Yuval Goren, Shlomo Bunimovitz and Israel Finkelstein
Chapter 12
   Middle Bronze Age III Metal Objects
   Sariel Shalev and Peter Northover
Chapter 13
   Micromorphological Investigations of the Middle Bronze Age Glacis
   Hanoch Lavee, Moshe Wieder and Israel Finkelstein
Chapter 14
   Electron Spin Resonance Spectroscopy of Heat Grains From an Iron Age I Silo
   Ionel Rosenthal and Baruch Rosen

Part Four: Environment and Economy

Chapter 15
   Faunal Remains
   Shlomo Hellwing, Moshe Sade and Vered Kishon
Chapter 16
   Paleobotanical Remains
    Nili Liphschitz
Chapter 17
   Food Remains
   Mordechai Kislev
Chapter 18
   Economy and Subsistence
   Baruch Rosen

Part Five: Conclusion

Chapter 19
   The History and Archaeology of Shiloh from the Middle Bronze Age II to Iron Age II
   Israel Finkelstein

ISBN 965-440-000-4, x + 385 pages, 219 maps, figures and photographic plates.
Hard cover. Price: $60.00


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