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Bibil Identifier bibil:247302
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) EB IV Stone-Built Cist-Graves from Sir Flinders Petrie's Excavations at Tell El-‘Ajjul
Author Kennedy, Melissa A.
Journal Palestine Exploration Quarterly (Volume: 147, Issue: 2)
Year (Publication) 2015
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2015
Year (Copyright) 2015
Year (Reference) 2015
Language English
Pages 104-129 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract During the final centuries of the 3rd millennium BCE (Early Bronze Age IV) a new burial form, the stone-built cist-grave, appears in the southern Levant. This burial type is believed to have its origins in the northern Levant, along the Euphrates. Until recently, only a few examples of this burial tradition were known in the southern Levant, with most examples identified in either the Jordan Valley or along the Wadi Zerqa. However, analysis of Petrie's tomb records from Tell el-‘Ajjul revealed a number of new examples of this burial type, shedding new light upon this enigmatic burial tradition in the southern Levant and the closing stages of the 3rd millennium BCE.
DOI 10.1179/1743130114Y.0000000015
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Archaeology of Canaan-Israel : Sites : Sites (A ? B) : `Ajjul, Tell el- / Beth `Eglayim
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Archaeology of Canaan-Israel : Themes : Burial (Places and Customs)
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