Israel Exploration Society

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Excavations at Tel Beth-Shean 1989–1996

Volume I

FROM THE LATE BRONZE AGE IIB TO THE MEDIEVAL PERIOD

AMIHAI MAZAR

With Contributions by

N. Amitai-Preiss, N. Applbaum, D.T. Ariel, B. Arubas, E. Ayalon, U. Baruch,

D.E. Bar-Yosef Mayer, A.J. Boas, B. Brandl, E. Buzaglo, I. Carmi, P.J. Cowie,

A. Erlich, Y. Goren, L. Habas, S. Hadad, L. Kolska Horwitz, B.L. Johnson,

A. Karasik, E. Khamis, M.E. Kislev, M.A.S. Martin, R.A. Mullins, T. Ornan,

N. Panitz-Cohen, O. Peleg, D. Segal, O. Shamir, O. Simchoni, M. Schiffer,

U. Smilansky, J.S. Smith, E. Steinbach, A. Sumaka’i Fink, N. Yahalom-Mack

 

EXCAVATIONS AT TEL BETH-SHEAN Vol. I Book Jacket

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CONTENTS

PART ONE: INTRODUCTION AND SYNTHESIS
Chapter 1. Introduction: The Hebrew University Excavations at Tel Beth-Shean A. Mazar and R.A. Mullins
Chapter 2. Beth-Shean from the Late Bronze Age IIB to the Medieval Period: A Summary A. Mazar
Appendix 1: Excursus: The Impact of Town Planning at Scythopolis on the Topography of Tel Beth-Shean: A New Understanding of Its Fortifications and Status B. Arubas

PART TWO: AREA Q: BUILDING 1500 (THE “GOVERNOR’S RESIDENCY”) AND EARLIER STRUCTURES
Chapter 3. Area Q: Stratigraphy and Architecture A. Mazar
Lists of Loci and Walls
Chapter 4. The Non-Egyptian Pottery from Area Q A. Mazar
Appendix 1: Area Q Sherd Count A. Mazar and M.A.S. Martin
Plates 1–5: Pottery from Area Q
Chapter 5. The Egyptianized Pottery Assemblage from Area Q M.A.S. Martin
Chapter 6. Various Finds from Area Q
Chapter 6A. Clay, Bone, Stone, and Metal Objects N. Yahalom-Mack and A. Mazar
Chapter 6B. A Lapis Lazuli Scarab B. Brandl

PART THREE: THE IRON AGE II TO THE MEDIEVAL PERIOD: STRATIGRAPHY AND ARCHITECTURE
Chapter 7. Area S: The Stratigraphy and Architecture of the Iron Age IIA and Later Structures A. Mazar and N. Panitz-Cohen
Lists of Loci and Walls
Chapter 8. Area P: Stratigraphy and Architecture
Chapter 8A. Description of Stratigraphy and Architecture A. Mazar and A. Sumaka’i Fink
Chapter 8B. Analysis of Stratum P-7 Building 28636 A. Mazar
Lists of Loci and Walls
Chapter 9. Area G: Stratigraphy and Architecture N. Applbaum and A. Mazar
Chapter 10. Area L: Stratigraphy and Architecture N. Applbaum and A. Mazar
Lists of Loci and Walls
Chapter 11. Stratigraphy and Architecture of Areas H and T
Chapter 11A. Area H: Stratigraphy and Architecture A. Mazar
Chapter 11B. Area T: Stratigraphy and Architecture R.A. Mullins and A. Mazar

PART FOUR: THE FINDS FROM THE IRON AGE
Chapter 12. The Iron Age II Pottery from Areas S and P A. Mazar
Appendix 1: Petrographic Study of Selected Iron Age Pottery E. Buzaglo and Y. Goren
Appendix 2A: Computation of the Capacity of Pottery Vessels Based on Drawn Profiles A. Karasik and U. Smilansky
Appendix 2B: A Quick Method for Estimating the Capacity of Ceramic Vessels E. Steinbach
Plates 6–42: Iron Age Pottery from Areas S and P
Chapter 13. Various Finds from the Iron Age II Strata in Areas P and S N. Yahalom-Mack and A. Mazar
A. Clay Figurines and Zoomorphic Vessels
B. Other Clay Objects
C. Objects Associated with the Weaving Industry (with O. Shamir)
D. Groundstones
E. Other Stone Objects
F. Beads
G. Worked Bone Objects
H. Copper-based Objects
I. Iron Objects

PART FIVE: THE FINDS FROM THE HELLENISTIC TO THE MEDIEVAL PERIOD
Chapter 14. Iron Age Inscriptions and Amulets
Chapter 14A. Iron Age Inscriptions A. Mazar
Chapter 14B. Bes Amulets from Areas Q and P P.J. Cowie
Chapter 14C. An Amulet of the Demon Pazuzu T. Ornan

PART FIVE: THE FINDS FROM THE HELLENISTIC TO THE MEDIEVAL PERIOD
Chapter 15. The Hellenistic to Early Islamic Period Pottery B.L. Johnson
Appendix 1: Note on Some Medieval Period Ceramics Found in Area P A.J. Boas
Chapter 16. The Stamped Amphora Handles D.T. Ariel
Chapter 17. The Coins N. Amitai-Preiss
Chapter 18. Hellenistic and Byzantine Terracotta Figurines A. Erlich
Chapter 19. Glass Finds S. Hadad
Chapter 20. A Roman Intaglio and a Roman Gypsum Cast O. Peleg
Chapter 21. A Byzantine Mosaic Floor L. Habas
Chapter 22. Clay, Stone, and Metal Objects from the Hellenistic to the Early Islamic Period B.L. Johnson
Chapter 23. Bone, Ivory, Shell, and Steatite Objects from the Roman–Byzantine Periods
Chapter 23A. Bone, Ivory, and Shell Objects E. Ayalon
Chapter 23B. A Byzantine Magical Amulet E. Khamis

PART SIX: SPECIAL STUDIES
Chapter 24. Charred By-products of Olive-oil Production in the Iron Age O. Simchoni and M.E. Kislev
Chapter 25. Identification of Wood Remains from Areas Q, S, and P U. Baruch
Chapter 26. Mammalian Remains from Areas H, L P and Q L. Kolska Horwitz
Chapter 27. Construction and Trade: The Shells from Tel Beth-Shean D.E. Bar-Yosef Mayer
Chapter 28. 14C Dates from Iron Age Strata at Beth-Shean I. Carmi, D. Segal, and A. Mazar
Index of Pottery and Other Finds by Locus