Circular tombs are our best source of information regarding life and death in Prepalatial south-central Crete (3100–1900 B.C.E.). This article considers the phenomenon of movement in that area to shed new light on interactions among the communities that constructed and used such tombs. It employs GIS and builds on the recently developed focal mobility network procedure to gain insights into patterns of movement in south-central Crete.
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A hoard of objects was found in 2008, buried under a floor pavement of a room in the Hellenistic administrative building at Tel Kedesh in northern Israel. The hoard consists of an Eros terracotta figurine, glass astragals and gaming pieces, writing paraphernalia made of metal, and a hairpin. In this article, I explore the hoard, its meaning, and its context in terms of findspot and the geographical location of the site on the periphery of Hellenistic Phoenicia.
From Formal to Technical Styles: Production Challenges and Economic Implications of Changing Tableware Styles in Roman to Late Antique Sagalassos
Changing tableware styles between the Roman Imperial and Late Antique periods have attracted significant attention recently, with socially constructed interpretations of consumer demand that view changing vessel shapes, sizes, and decoration in relation to communal dining practices of late antiquity. Building on that research, this study approaches such stylistic changes from the perspective of the important, yet less investigated, figure of the producer on the workshop floor.
Excavations of the New Kingdom Fortress in Jaffa, 2011–2014: Traces of Resistance to Egyptian Rule in CanaanAvailable as Open Access
Excavations of the Egyptian New Kingdom fortress in Jaffa (Tel Yafo, ancient Yapu), on the southern side of Tel Aviv, were renewed by the Jaffa Cultural Heritage Project from 2011 to 2014. This work is an outgrowth of the project’s reappraisal of Jacob Kaplan’s excavations in the Ramesses Gate area from 1955 to 1962.
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This article presents the results of new excavation, remote sensing, and conservation activities at the Phrygian capital of Gordion in central Turkey. The most important discoveries were of Iron Age date and relate to Gordion’s fortification system and city plan.