Monograph Series No. 24

THE EMERY AND CLAIRE YASS PUBLICATIONS IN ARCHAEOLOGY
Monograph Series of the Institute of Archaeology of Tel Aviv University

No. 24

Megiddo IV: The 1998–2002 Seasons

Israel Finkelstein, David Ussishkin and Baruch Halpern
Editors

Contributions by:
Israel Finkelstein, David Ussishkin, Baruch Halpern, Amotz Agnon, Eran Arie, Inbar Baruch, Daniella E. Bar-Yosef Mayer, Lawrence A. Belkin, Itzhak Benenson, Max Bichler, Noga Blockman, Elisabetta Boaretto, Ksenija Borojevic, Baruch Brandl, Eyal Buzaglo, Deborah O. Cantrell, Gilad Cinamon, Eric H. Cline, Margaret E. Cohen, Robert Deutsch, Raphael Frankel, Norma Franklin, Yuval Gadot, David Gersht, Yuval Goren, Raphael Greenberg, Iris Groman-Yeroslavski, David Ilan, Axel E. Knauf, Nir Lalkin, Gunnar Lehmann, Omri Lernau, Nili Liphschitz, Shmuel Marco, Mario Martin, Yossi Nagar, Herman Michael Niemann, Jennifer Peersmann, Lucas Petit, Arlene M. Rosen, Baruch Rosen, Benjamin Sass, Sariel Shalev, Eileen F. Wheeler, Naama Yahalom-Mack, Assaf Yasur-Landau and Elena Zapassky. 

Tel Aviv 2006


 

This is the second in the series of final publications of the Megiddo Expedition. It reports the finds in the 1998-2002 seasons, with several references to the campaign of 2004. The main topics dealt with are the Early Bronze Age temple compound (with an update on the previous publication), the Late Bronze I stratum on the lower mound, the settlement of the late Iron I and its destruction in a fierce conflagration, the elaborate palace (Palace 6000) of the Iron IIA on the northern edge of the mound and the controversial northern stables. It also reports the results of two surveys conducted in the Megiddo countryside. 

Table of Contents

VOLUME I

PART ONE: Introduction

Chapter 1: INTRODUCTION: THE 1998–2002 SEASONS
Israel Finkelstein, David Ussishkin and Baruch Halpern

Chapter 2: MEGIDDO DATABASE UPDATE: THE GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEM
Elena Zapassky and Itzhak Benenson

PART TWO: Stratigraphy and Architecture

Chapter 3: AREA J (THE 1998–2000 SEASONS)
Israel Finkelstein, David Ussishkin and Jennifer Peersmann

Chapter 4: AREA F (THE 1998–2000 SEASONS)
Norma Franklin

Chapter 5: WESTERN AREA M (THE 1998–2000 SEASONS)
Israel Finkelstein, David Ussishkin and Robert Deutsch

Chapter 6: AREA N (THE 1999 SEASON)
Jennifer Peersmann

Chapter 7: AREA K (LEVELS K-5 AND K-4, THE 1998–2002 SEASONS)
Yuval Gadot, Mario Martin, Noga Blockman and Eran Arie

Chapter 8: AREA L (THE 1998–2000 SEASONS)
Eric H. Cline

APPENDIX: THE 2004 SEASON
Eric H. Cline and Margaret E. Cohen

Chapter 9: AREA H
I. THE 1998 SEASON (LEVEL H-4)
Lucas Petit
II. THE 2002 SEASON (LEVELS H-7, H-6 AND H-5)
Axel E. Knauf
III. A DIFFERENT INTERPRETATION OF THE 2000 SEASON STRATIGRAPHY (LEVELS H-6 AND H-5)
Israel Finkelstein and David Ussishkin

PART THREE: The Finds

Chapter 10: NOTES ON THE EARLY BRONZE AGE POTTERY (THE 1998–2000 SEASONS)
Raphael Greenberg

Chapter 11: A MIDDLE BRONZE AGE TOMB ASSEMBLAGE FROM AREA J
Eran Arie

Chapter 12: THE MB III AND LB I POTTERY FROM AREAS F AND N
Yuval Gadot, Assaf Yasur-Landau and David Ilan

Chapter 13: THE IRON AGE I POTTERY FROM LEVELS K-5 AND K-4
Eran Arie

Chapter 14: A LHIIIC-STYLE STIRRUP JAR FROM AREA K
Assaf Yasur-Landau

Chapter 15: IRON AGE POTTERY: LEVELS L-5, L-3, H-5 AND H-4
Israel Finkelstein

Chapter 16: THE EARLY BRONZE AGE FLINT ASSEMBLAGE
Noga Blockman and Iris Groman-Yeroslavski

Chapter 17: THE FLINT ASSEMBLAGE FROM AREA K
David Gersht

Chapter 18: THE SMALL FINDS
Benjamin Sass and Gilad Cinamon

Chapter 19: TWO STAMPED JAR HANDLES
Baruch Brandl

Chapter 20: THE SCARABS
Nir Lalkin

Indices of Loci

VOLUME II

PART FOUR: Environmental and Physical Studies

Chapter 21: CLIMATE CHANGE, LANDSCAPE AND SHIFTING AGRICULTURAL POTENTIAL
Arlene M. Rosen

Chapter 22: HUMAN SKELETAL REMAINS
Yossi Nagar

Chapter 23: IRON AGE BONES
Paula Wapnish and Brian Hesse

Chapter 24: FISH REMAINS
Omri Lernau

Chapter 25: MOLLUSC SHELLS
Daniella Bar-Yosef Mayer and Inbar Baruch

Chapter 26: WOOD REMAINS
Nili Liphschitz

Chapter 27: THE ARCHAEOBOTANICAL FINDS
Ksenija Borojevic

Chapter 28: METALLURGICAL ACTIVITY IN LEVELS K-5 AND K-4
Naama Yahalom-Mack and Sariel Shalev

Chapter 29: RADIOCARBON DATES
Elisabetta Boaretto

Chapter 30: PETROGRAPHIC ANALYSIS OF IRON AGE POTTERY
Eran Arie, Eyal Buzaglo and Yuval Goren

Chapter 31: MEGIDDO EARTHQUAKES
Shmuel Marco, Amotz Agnon, Israel Finkelstein and David Ussishkin

Chapter 32: SEARCHING FOR ‘MINOAN’ TEPHRA AT MEGIDDO
Max Bichler

PART FIVE: Related Studies

Chapter 33: BEYOND FINDS: RECONSTRUCTING LIFE IN THE COURTYARD BUILDING OF LEVEL K-4
Yuval Gadot and Assaf Yasur-Landau

Chapter 34: 3D COMPUTER MODELLING OF POTTERY VESSELS: THE CASE OF LEVEL K-4
Elana Zapassky and Baruch Rosen

Chapter 35: TWO INSTALLATIONS FOR THE PRODUCTION OF OLIVE OIL
Raphael Frankel

Chapter 36: STABLE ISSUES
Deborah O. Cantrell

Chapter 37: A KINGDOM FOR A HORSE: THE MEGIDDO STABLES AND EIGHTH CENTURY ISRAEL
Deborah O. Cantrell and Israel Finkelstein

Chapter 38: RECONSTRUCTION OF THE MEGIDDO STABLES
Lawrence A. Belkin and Eileen F. Wheeler

Chapter 39: ONE HUNDRED YEARS AFTER
Herman Michael Niemann and Gunnar Lehmann

PART SIX: Land around Megiddo

Chapter 40: THE MEGIDDO HINTERLAND PROJECT
Israel Finkelstein, Baruch Halpern, Gunnar Lehmann and Herman Michael Niemann

Chapter 41: MEGIDDO AND THE INTERNATIONAL ROAD: The Naîal >Iron Survey
Yuval Gadot

PART SEVEN: Conclusions

Chapter 42: CORE ISRAEL IN THE HIGHLANDS AND ITS PERIPHERY
Herman Michael Niemann

Chapter 43: ARCHAEOLOGICAL AND HISTORICAL CONCLUSIONS
Israel Finkelstein, David Ussishkin and Baruch Halpern


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