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Tel Tanninim
Excavations at Krokodeilon Polis, 1996-1999

By Robert R. Stieglitz

Tel Tanninim
Hardback, 270 pages £15.00
Published: 2006
ISBN: 9780897570725
Format: 280mm x 215mm
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Subjects: American Schools of Oriental Research, Ancient Near East, Archaeology
Series: ASOR Archaeological Reports

Includes 168 b/w figures and 10 tables.

Following the annexation of Samaria by Sargon II, around 700 BC, a new settlement was established just south of the urban center at Tel Dor. The site, known as Krokodeilon Polis "Crocodile City" to the Greeks (modern Tel Tanninim), was excavated from 1996 to 1999 by the Tanninim Archaeological Project, revealing significant Persian and Hellenistic period remains. Located on the Crocodile River in the Sharon Plain in Israel, this fishing village experienced something of a renaissance in the Late Byzantine period (450-640 AD), boasting several fresh water fishponds supplied by the Caesarea Maritima aqueduct and a large basilica church atop its mound. The site continued to be occupied sporadically through the Ottoman period. This volume is a final report of the excavations at this important site.

The Site and its Exploration

The Tanninim Archaeological Project Excavations, 1996-1999

The Pottery

Small Finds

The Fish Bone Remains

Robert R. Stieglitz is Professor of Hebraic Studies and Ancient and Medieval Civilisations and Director of the Ancient & Medieval Civilisations Programme in the Department of Classical and Modern Languages and Literatures at Rutgers University, Newark.

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 Hardback , 270 pages
 280mm x 215mm

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 American Schools of Oriental Research


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