Archaeology of Sinai: The Ophir Expedition

The Emery and Claire Yass Publications in Archaeology

Monograph Series of the Institute of Archaeology of Tel Aviv University

No. 21

Archaeology of Sinai: The Ophir Expedition

I. Beit Arieh

Tel Aviv 2003


In this book the final report of 22 seasons of the Ophir Expedition investigations in Sinai is presented. The book includes the results of the excavations of six Early Bronze Age II sites located at the high mountain of southern Sinai and their relationship to Canaanite Arad and a Chalcolithic site at the foot of Serabit el-Khadim and the result of a survey of ca. 1700 km2 where 306 sites were recorded. This detailed and comprehensive finds report includes studies on the ceramic, flint tools, copper artefacts etc.

Contents

Chapter 1: INTRODUCTION

PART ONE: EXCAVATIONS

Chapter 2: SOUTH-CENTRAL SINAI
I: NABI SALAH
II: SHEIKH MUKHSEN
III: SHEIKH ‘AWAD
IV: WATIYA NORTH
V: WADI UMM TUMUR
VI: FEIRAN 1
VII: A CHALCOLITHIC SITE

Chapter 3: ARCHITECTURE OF THE EARLY BRONZE AGE II SITES

Chapter 4: POTTERY

Chapter 5: FLINT TOOLS
I. FLINT ASSEMBLAGES FROM THE EXCAVATED SITES
David Gersht
II. FLINT TOOLS FROM THE SURVEY
Steven A. Rosen and Avi Gopher

Chapter 6: COPPER ARTEFACTS AND PRODUCTION

Chapter 7: STONE ARTEFACTS

Chapter 8: PERSONAL ORNAMENTS

Chapter 9: MOLLUSC SHELLS AND SHELL BEADS
Daniella E. Bar-Yosef Mayer

Chapter 10: EARLY BRONZE AGE ARCHAEOZOOLOGICAL REMAINS
Liora Kolska Horwitz

Chapter 11: ARCHAEOBOTANICAL REMAINS
Nili Liphschitz

Chapter 12: 14C DATING OF WOOD SAMPLES
Dror Segal and Israel Carmi

Chapter 13: PETROGRAPHY OF POTTERY FROM THE SURVEY SITES
Naomi Porat

PART TWO: SURVEY SITES

Chapter 14: SURVEY OF SOUTHERN SINAI
Sites 1001–1099
Sites 1100–1186
Sites 1300–1399
Sites 1400–1416

PART THREE: CONCLUSION

Chapter 15: BETWEEN TWO CULTURES


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