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Bibil Identifier bibil:248720
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Women in Distress: Victims of the Iron Age Destruction at Tell eṣ-Ṣâfi/Gath
Author Faerman, Marina
Author Maeir, Aren M.
Author Dagan, Amit
Author Smith, Patricia
Journal Near Eastern Archaeology (Volume: 81, Issue: 1)
Year (Publication) 2018
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2018
Year (Copyright) 2018
Year (Reference) 2018
Language English
Pages 37-40 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract The widespread signs of destruction and fire seen at Tell eṣ-Ṣâfi/Gath in the upper and lower parts of the city (Namdar et al. 2011; Zukerman and Maeir 2012) include the charred skeletal remains of three women found in Area D, Stratum D3, and five individuals found in Area A, Stratum A3. All appear to have been victims of the same event, namely, the destruction of the city at the end of the ninth century B.C.E. by Hazael of Aram (Maeir 2012). We provide here a detailed description of these remains and the circumstances surrounding their deaths using standards published in Bass 1995 to determine their age and sex, and the Munsell color chart (Ellingham et al. 2015) to estimate the extent and pattern of burning on the bodies.
DOI 10.5615/neareastarch.81.1.0037
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Archaeology of Canaan-Israel : Sites : Sites (Q - S) : Zafit, Tel / Tell es-Safi / Ghor es-Safi
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Near East : Ancient Near East (in general) : Themes : Women
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Archaeology of Canaan-Israel : Themes : Burial (Places and Customs)
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