Household Archaeology in Ancient Israel and Beyond

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Assaf Yasur-Landau, Jennie R. Ebeling, Laura B. Mazow
BRILL, 10 de maig 2011 - 452 pàgines
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Despite the large number of well-preserved domestic contexts in Bronze and Iron Age sites, household archaeology has not been a common approach to studying the material culture of Ancient Israel. Until recently, the dictates of Biblical Archaeology led to a narrow set of questions that ignored issues such as gender, status and production within the household. The present volume, which grew out of a session at the 2008 Annual Meeting of the American Schools of Oriental Research, attempts to redress this issue. The seventeen papers herein reflect innovative viewpoints on the theory and praxis of household archaeology in this region. The next step in household research is presented here, with the use of tailor-made data collection strategies designed to answer specific questions posed by household archaeology. "The neglect of households and the archaeology of the activities of its members are ambitiously attended to in this volume. Its exceptional breadth of various modes of inquiry coupled with the application thereof justifies the household as a topic of discussion. I would highly recommend this book for institutions, libraries, scholars, and students interested in any aspect of daily life in the southern Levant, and I very much look forward to the future research projects it will inspire." "Cynthia Shafer-Elliot, William Jessup University"
 

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The Past and Present of Household Archaeology in Israel
1
Understanding Houses Households and the Levantine Archaeological Record
9
Looking into the Microscopic Record
27
A Case Study from the Lower City of Hazor
37
The Impact of Urbanization on Middle Bronze Age Households in the Southern Levant
55
The Role of Pottery in Reconstructing Household Wealth and Composition
85
A Case Study from Late Bronze Age II Tell EṣṢafiGath
107
Household Gleanings from Iron I Tel Dan
133
A Household Compound from Iron II Tell enNaṣbeh
237
Household Economies in the Kingdoms of Israel and Judah
255
Household Activities at Tel Beersheba
275
Toward a Household Archaeology Perspective on the Assyrian Empire in the Levant
303
Cult Corners in the Aegean and the Levant
321
Varieties of Religious Expression in the Domestic Setting
347
Cultic and Domestic Contexts in Philistia
361
References
391

Society Economy and Identity
155
Early Iron Age Domestic Material Culture in Philistia and an Eastern Mediterranean Koiné
183
Household Archaeology in LHIIIC Tiryns
207

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Assaf Yasur-Landau, Ph.D. (2003) in Archaeology, Tel Aviv University, is a senior lecturer at the department of Maritime Civilizations and a senior researcher in the Leon Recanati Institute for Maritime Studies, University of Haifa. He is the author of "The Philistines and Aegean Migration in the Late Bronze Age" (Cambridge University Press, 2010), and editor (with A. Fantalkin) of "Bene Israel: Studies in the Archaeology of Israel and the Levant during the Bronze and Iron Ages in Honour of Israel Finkelstein" (Culture and History of the Ancient Near East Volume 31) (Brill, 2008). Jennie R. Ebeling, Ph.D. (2001) in Near Eastern Studies, University of Arizona, is Associate Professor of Archaeology and Chair of the Department of Archaeology and Art History at the University of Evansville. She is the author of "Women s Lives in Biblical Times" (T&T Clark Int l., 2010) and editor (with Y.M. Rowan) of "New Approaches to Old Stones: Recent Studies of Ground Stone Artifacts" (Equinox, 2008). Laura B. Mazow, Ph.D. (2005) in Near Eastern Studies, University of Arizona, is Assistant Professor at East Carolina University.

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