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Bibil Identifier bibil:248725
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Expanding the Lower City: Area K at Tell eṣ-Ṣâfi/Gath
Author Welch, Eric L.
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 45-47 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Excavations in the lower city of Gath have been ongoing since 2009. In Area D, in the westernmost excavated portion of the lower city, excavations have demonstrated the presence of a well-fortified lower city as early as the eleventh century B.C.E., with the most substantial remains dating to the ninth century B.C.E. (Dagan et al., this issue). With the discovery of a fortified lower city as early as Iron Age I, new research questions about the lower city began to emerge. Of particular interest were questions about the extent of ancient Gath's lower city and the timeline for when the lower city was inhabited.
DOI 10.5615/neareastarch.81.1.0045
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Archaeology of Canaan-Israel : Sites : Sites (Q - S) : Zafit, Tel / Tell es-Safi / Ghor es-Safi
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