Volume 22 Number 2 1995


The Iron Age II Pottery Assemblage from Horvat Teiman (Kuntillet 'Ajrud)
   Etan Ayalon

Petrographic Analyses of Horvat Teiman (Kuntillet 'Ajrud) Pottery
   Yuval Goren

14C Dates from Horvat Teiman (Kuntillet 'Ajrud) and their Archaeological Correlation
   Dror Segal

The Date of the Settlement of the Philistines in Canaan
   Israel Finkelstein

The Destruction of Megiddo at the End of the Late Bronze Age and its Historical Significance
   David Ussishkin

Tiglath-pileser III's Campaigns Against Tyre and Israel (734-732 B.C.E.)
   Nadav Na'aman

A Group of Early Iron Age Lamps from the Northern Sharon Valley
   Eli Yannai

The Iron Age II Pottery Assemblage from Horvat Teiman (Kuntillet ‘Ajrud)

Etan Ayalon

Horvat Teiman (Kuntillet ‘Ajrud), situated along the ridge of Wadi Quraiya (approximately 50 km. south of Kadesh-barnea), was excavated from 1975-1976 by Ze’ev Meshel of the Institute of Archaeology of Tel Aviv University. The discussion on the pottery of the site is based upon two assumptions: a) the site was almost totally excavated, therefore the ceramic finds represent virtually a complete assemblage; b) the site was populated for only a brief period. All the ceramic types found at ‘Ajrud are represented and parallels are drawn from sites in the Land of Israel and its surroundings, including: Israel (i.e. Samaria and the Galilee), Judea, the Shephelah, the Southern Coast (i.e., Philistine), Syria/Phoenicia, and Transjordan. The objective of the discussion is to establish both the time frame of the assemblage and the parallel geographic sources of the pottery. Ceramic vessels which were common during Iron Age II in diverse areas in the Land of Israel, but were absent from ‘Ajrud, or were present only in small quantities - were studied to determine whether the reasons for their absence were chronological, geographical, or inherent in the special character of the site.

143 pages, maps, figures and photographic plates.

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