New Publications:

A. N. Panitz Cohen and A. Mazar (editors), Excavations at Tel Beth-Shean 1989–1996. Volume III: The 13–11th Century B.C.E. Strata in Areas S and N (2009). ISBN 978-965-221-076-0, 814 pages, hardcover, numerous illustrations. Price: $92 Discounted price to IES members: $69  + 15$ shipping  (26.5$ airmail)

 This volume is the third in the series of final reports on the Beth-Shean Valley Archaeological Project, directed by Amihai Mazar on behalf of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem since 1989.  The current volume presents the results of the excavations in Areas N and S at Tel Beth-Shean, which relate to the heyday of the Egyptian garrison town of the 19th and 20th Dynasties and its aftermath, corresponding with Levels VII, VI and Late VI of the University Museum of the University of Pennsylvania Expedition (13th–11th centuries BCE).  The volume starts with an overview of the main results (including those in Area Q, previously published), followed by a detailed analysis of the stratigraphy and architecture of Areas N and S, extensive discussions accompanied by detailed illustrations of the local Canaanite and Egyptian-style pottery, as well as the imported pottery, and a wide variety of artifacts, many of them related to the Egyptian presence. Thirty authors contributed to this volume, which includes 215 line drawings and graphs, 74 pottery plates and 435 photographs.

 Orders; Israel Exploration Society P.O.B. 7041, Jerusalem Israel 91070

B. Mazar, A., From 1200: TO 850 B.C.E.: Remarks on some Selected Archaeological Issues. Pp.86-120. in: L. L. Grabbe (editor), From Late Bronze II to Iron IIa (c. 1250-850 B.C.E.). Volume 1. The Archaeology. New York, London 2008.

C. Mazar A. and Rotem Y., Tel Beth Shean During the EB IB Period: Evidence for Social Complexity in the Late 4th Millennium BC, Levant 41/2 (2009): 131-153.
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