MEGIDDO III : THE 1992-1996 SEASONS
Edited by:

Israel Finkelstein, David Ussishkin and Baruch Halpern 

Assistant Editor: Jared Miller

Contributions by: 

Daniella Bar-Yoseph Mayer, Itzhak Benenson, Israel Carmi, Eric Cline, Robert Deutsch, Lev Eppelbaum, Norma Franklin, Yuval Gadot,Yuval Goren, Rachel Hallote, Brian Hesse, David Ilan, Sonya Itkis, Alex Joffe, Adi Kafri, Ann Killebrew, Gunnar Lehmann, Ormi Lernau, Nili Liphschitz, Oded Lipschitz, Jennifer Peersmann, Benjamin Sass, Dror Segal, Paula Wapnish and Orna Zimhoni 

Tel-Aviv 2000

The remarkable results of several intensive seasons of renewed excavation by the current Expedition at Tel Megiddo are presented in this publication. The stratigraphy of the Early Bronze Age temple compound has been clarified and redated. The largest EB I temple in the Levant, with an extraordinary collection of animal remains in it, was unearthed. The lower mound, never properly explored by prior expeditions, has produced important new information. New light has been shed on one of the most hotly debated issues in biblical archaeology today – the chronology of Iron Age II. The conquest of this highly defended royal citadel of the Northern Kingdom by the Assyrians and its aftermath are clearly recorded. 

ISBN 965-266-013-2

xxiv+631pages, 347 maps, drawings and photographs. Hard cover.

Price: $ 95.00

 
CONTENTS
 
Volume I
 
INTRODUCTION
Chapter 1 INTRODUCTION: THE MEGIDDO EXPEDITION
Israel Finkelstein, David Ussishkin & Baruch Halpern
Chapter 2 THE MEGIDDO EXCAVATION DATA MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
Itzhak Benenson and Israel Finkelstein
 
PART ONE: STRATIGRAPHY AND ARCHITECTURE
Chapter 3 AREA J
Israel Finkelstein and David Ussishkin
Chapter 4 AREA F
David Ilan, Norma Franklin & Rachel S. Hallote
Chapter 5 AREA G: SOUNDINGS IN THE LATE BRONZE AGE GATE
David Ussishkin
Chapter 6 AREA K
Gunnar Lehmann, Ann Killebrew & Yuval Gadot
Chapter 7 AREA H
Alexander H. Joffe, Eric H. Cline & Oded Liphschitz
 
PART TWO: THE FINDS
Chapter 8 THE EARLY BRONZE AGE POTTERY FROM AREA J
Alexander H. Joffe
Chapter 9  THE MIDDLE AND LATE BRONZE AGE POTTERY FROM AREA F
David Ilan, Rachel S. Hallote and Eric H. Cline
Chapter 10 THE POTTERY FROM THE LATE BRONZE AGE GATE
Israel Finkelstein and Orna Zimhoni
Chapter 11 THE IRON AGE POTTERY ASSEMBLAGES FROM AREAS F, K AND H and THEIR STRATIGRAPHIC AND CHRONOLOGICAL IMPLICATIONS
Israel Finkelstein, Orna Zimhoni and Adi Kafri
Index of Field Loci
Index of Final Loci
 
 
VOLUME II
Chapter 12 THE SMALL FINDS
Benjamin Sass
Chapter 13 A ‘BABYLONIAN’ GRAVE FROM AREA F
Robert Deutsch
 
PART THREE: ENVIRONMENTAL AND PHYSICAL STUDIES
Chapter 14 MAMMAL REMAINS FROM THE EARLY BRONZE SACRED COMPOUND
Paula Wapnish and Brian Hesse
Chapter 15 FISH BONES
Omri Lernau
Chapter 16 MOLLUSC SHELLS 
Daniella E. Bar-Yosef Mayer
Chapter 17 THE ARCHAEOBOTANICAL FINDS
Nili Liphschitz
Chapter 18 TECHNOLOGY, PROVENIENCE AND INTERPRETATION OF THE EARLY BRONZE AGE EGYPTIAN CERAMICS
Yuval Goren
Chapter 19 RADIOCARBON DATES
Israel Carmi and Dror Segal
Chapter 20 MAGNETIC INVESTIGATIONS IN THE PROTO-HISTORIC SITE TO THE EAST OF TEL MEGIDDO
Lev Eppelbaum and Sonya Itkis
 
PART FOUR: RELATED STUDIES
Chapter 21 RELATIVE AND ABSOLUTE CHRONOLOGY OF GALLERY 629 AND THE MEGIDDO WATER SYSTEM: A REASSESSMENT
Norma Franklin
Chapter 22 ASSYRIAN MAGIDDU: THE TOWN
PLANNING OF STRATUM III
Jennifer Peersmann
 
PART FIVE: SUMMARY
Chapter 23 CENTRE AND SENTRY: MEGIDDO’S ROLE IN TRANSIT, ADMINISTRATION AND TRADE
Baruch Halpern
Chapter 24 ARCHAEOLOGICAL AND HISTORICAL CONCLUSIONS
Israel Finkelstein and David Ussishkin
Index of Field Loci
Index of Final Loci

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