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Preliminary Excavation Reports and Other Archaeological Investigations
Tell Qarqur, Iron I Sites in the North Central Highlands of Palestine, AASOR 56

Edited by Nancy Lapp

Preliminary Excavation Reports and Other Archaeological Investigations
Hardback, 218 pages £70.00
Published: 2003
ISBN: 9780897570268
Format: 280mm x 215mm
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Subjects: American Schools of Oriental Research, Ancient Near East, Archaeology
Series: Annual of ASOR

Includes 224 b/w figures and 3 tables.

A Gazeteer of Iron I Sites in the North Central Highlands of Palestine (Daniel Miller, II): An excellent reference source for archaeological sites known through survey and excavation, this gazetteer catalogues all known (360) Iron I sites in the north-central highlands of Palestine, north of Jerusalem. Basic information as to location, water source, occupation before and after Iron I, and finds of the Iron I age are reported, including previously unpublished information. The gazeteer also provides and extensive bibliography for each site. The volume is a required source for doctoral students, professors, and established scholars of Syro-Palestinian archaeology and the Hebrew Bible, particularly for those working in the "settlement" period.

Seven Seasons of American Schools of Oriental Research Excavations at Tell Qarqur, Syria: 1993-1999: In this report, Rudolph H. Dornemann, Director of the excavations, presents in preliminary form the resumed work at this site in the Orontes Valley. First excavated by John Lundquist in 1983 and 1984, Tell Qarqur is probably to be identified with Karkara/Qarqar of the Neo-Assyrian texts of the ninth and eighth centuries B.C. After introductory discussions of the historical and archaeological setting of the Tell Qarqur region, Dornemann brings together the seven seasons of discovery, particularly the remains of the Iron and Bronze ages. Some Iron II and Early Bronze age pottery is presented. Sections include preliminary analysis of the botanical and zoological remains and an overview of the faunal material. Many photographs illustrate the report.

Rudolph H. Dornemann - Seven Seasons of ASOR Excavations at Tell Qarqur, Syria, 1993-1999


General Discussion and Historical References concerning Excavated Archaeological Sites in the Region around Tell Qarqur

The Archaeological Setting for the Region around Tell Qarqur

Renewed American Schools of Oriental Research Excavations

Iron Age Remains in Area A

Iron Age Remains in Areas B, D and E

Extent of the Iron Age Occupation

Iron Age II Pottery from Area A, the Gateway Area, and from Areas B and D

Occupation Remains Overlying the Iron Age Levels

Pre Iron Age Remains: Middle Bronze Age, Early Bronze Age IV and Earlier Occupations

The Early Bronze Age IVB Pottery Tradition at Tell Qarqur

Early Bronze IVA- Early Bronze Age I and Earlier Pottery in Iron Age Construction Fills and Other Late Contexts

Preliminary Analysis of Botanical and Zoological Remains



Appendix: Summary Report on the Phase I Analysis of Zooarchaeological Material, by Susan Arter, San Diego Natural History Museum


Daniel Miller, II – A Gazetteer of Iron I Sites in the North-Central Highlands of Israel


Gazetteer of Iron I Sites


Nancy L. Lapp is Curator Emerita of the Kelso Bible Lands Museum at the Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. Lapp became Curator Emerita in 2000 after serving as the Seminary's museum curator since 1970. She has a bachelor's degree from the University of Cincinnati and a master's from McCormick Theological Seminary.

Publication Details:

 Hardback , 218 pages
 280mm x 215mm

BIC Code:
 American Schools of Oriental Research


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