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Bibil Identifier bibil:220048
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) The Pequiʻin Cave: A Chalcolithic Cemetery in Upper Galilee, Israel
Author Gal, Zvi
Author Shalem, Dina
Author Smithline, Howard
Journal Near Eastern Archaeology (Volume: 74, Issue: 4)
Year (Publication) 2011
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2011
Year (Copyright) 2011
Year (Reference) 2011
Language English
Pages 196-206 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract In May 1995, a unique Chalcolithic burial cave was discovered at Peqi‘in, Upper Galilee, Israel. Surprisingly, since Chalcolithic burial caves were known mainly on Israel’s coastal plain, this natural cave yielded one of the richest assemblages of ossuaries, burial jars, and other ceramic vessels ever found, many bearing iconographic presentations hitherto unknown. The cave also contained the skeletal remains of at least six hundred individuals. This article tells the story of the excavations, reviews the diverse finds, and offers an understanding of this cave within the Chalcolitic context.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Archaeology of Canaan-Israel : Themes : Burial (Places and Customs)
Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Cemetery
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