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Bibil Identifier bibil:220050
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) A Ceremonial Center for the Living and the Dead
Author London, Gloria
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 216-225 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Tall al-‘Umayri finds reveal an intact Early Bronze I dolmen, a unique Late Bronze II temple or shrine, and a Late Bronze/Iron Age four-room building packed with collared-rim storage jars. A huge pit filled with animal bones and Late Bronze/Iron Age pottery holds the remains of feasts celebrated at a small nonurban site. People periodically visited this safe and sacred venue near a perennial water source to engage in social and possibly ceremonial events at temples or shrines. Mortuary remains and feasting suggest situations involving the marzeaḥ social institution as known from Ugaritic, biblical, and other written sources.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Archaeology of Canaan-Israel : Periods : Bronze Age (3150-1200)
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Archaeology of Canaan-Israel : Sites : Sites (M - P) : Medeba / Madaba / Maidaba / Madeba
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