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Bibil Identifier bibil:218117
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) A Hunting Scene from the Negev
Title (English, ) The Depiction of a Desert Kite and Throwing Weapon
Author Degen, Davida Eisenberg
Journal Israel Exploration Journal (Volume: 60, Issue: 2)
Year (Publication) 2010
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2010
Year (Copyright) 2010
Year (Reference) 2010
Language English
Pages 146-165 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract A petroglyph recorded in Har Michia during a rock art survey of the central Negev highlands depicts a communal hunt using a desert kite. With attention to the stylistic details and composition of the 79 elements comprising the panel, various information is retrieved. Short lines attached to the desert kite's guidelines may indicate a light bush construction. A hooked motif appears to be some kind of weapon, perhaps a throwing stick. The various details of the Har Michia panel, the use of motifs and their relative patina shades suggest an Early Bronze Age date, attributed to the Late Timnian culture.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Archaeology of Canaan-Israel : Sites : Sites (M - P) : Negev
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