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Bibil Identifier bibil:217435
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Hunting Traps around the Oasis of ʿEn Gedi
Author Hadas, Gideon
Journal Israel Exploration Journal (Volume: 61, Issue: 1)
Year (Publication) 2011
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2011
Year (Copyright) 2011
Year (Reference) 2011
Language English
Pages 2-11 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract While surveying the ʿEn Gedi Oasis and its environs, several ancient hunting traps were found; some are predator traps and one is a 'desert kite'. Predator traps, found in the Sinai Peninsula, the Negev and now in the Judaean Desert, are generally referred to as 'leopard traps'. The leonard is the top predator in these regions that preyed on domestic flocks as well as on wild fauna. The traps found around ʿEn Gedi were built to protect the oasis from predator infiltration. The 'desert kite' is a hunting installation probably used to catch gazelles.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Archaeology of Canaan-Israel : Sites : Sites (C - G) : En-Gedi
Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Animal
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