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Bibil Identifier bibil:220049
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Mass Hunting Game Traps in the Southern Levant: The Negev and Arabah "Desert Kites"
Author Bar-Oz, Guy
Author Nadel, Dani
Author Avner, Uzi
Author Malkinson, Dan
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 208-215 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Spread throughout the deserts of the southern Levant are numerous triangular-shaped stone structures known as kites. Ancient kites are built of two long converging low stone walls with a circular enclosure at the apex. The enclosure can range from a few meters to 100 meters in diameter, and the walls may extend for hundreds of meters or even several kilometers. These well-preserved structures provide testimony to the magnitude of the systematic mass hunting of hoofed animals in the ancient Near East.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Archaeology of Canaan-Israel : Sites : Sites (M - P) : Negev
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Archaeology of Canaan-Israel : Periods : Bronze Age (3150-1200) : Early Bronze (3150-2200)
Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Animal
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