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Bibil Identifier bibil:210341
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Feasting between the Revolutions
Title (English, ) Evidence from Chalcolithic Tel Tsaf, Israel
Author Ben-Shlomo, David
Author Garfinkel, Yosef
Author Hill, Austin C.
Journal Journal of Mediterranean Archaeology (Volume: 22, Issue: 2)
Year (Publication) 2009
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2009
Year (Copyright) 2009
Year (Reference) 2009
Language English
Pages 129-150 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Feasting has attracted much attention in archaeological research, both within the Near East and elsewhere in the world. Recent evidence of feasting includes occurrences in the Near East at prehistoric as well as Bronze and Iron Age sites, reflecting the diversity of types and functions of feasts. This article presents new evidence for feasting related to the intermediate protohistoric period in the southern Levant, coming from Middle Chalcolithic (late 6th millennium Cal BC) Tel Tsaf in the Jordan Valley. The evidence for feasting includes numerous large-scale cooking facilities (earth ovens) and concentrations of faunal remains.It is suggested that if social differentiation had increased during the Chalcolithic, then the provisioning of feasting at Tel Tsaf from household pig sties may have created new arenas for the negotiation of prestige and social status.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Archaeology of Canaan-Israel : Periods : Paleo- - Chalcolithic (25000-3150) : Chalcolithic (4000-3150)
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