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Household Archaeology in Ancient Israel and Beyond


In this volume, the theoretical and methodological approaches of household archaeology are applied to the rich data set of Bronze and Iron Age Israel, providing an innovative construct for interpreting material culture and inciting new avenues for future research.
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In this volume, the theoretical and methodological approaches of household archaeology are applied to the rich data set of Bronze and Iron Age Israel, providing an innovative construct for interpreting material culture and inciting new avenues for future research.
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"Recommended for libraries that cater to serious biblical archeology scholars."

Ilka Gordon, Association of Jewish Libraries Reviews (2012) Vol. 2, No. 1

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Meet the Author

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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Table of Contents

Introduction: The Past and Present of Household Archaeology in Israel
Assaf Yasur-Landau, Jennie Ebeling, and Laura Mazow
Understanding Houses, Households, and the Levantine Archaeological Record
James W. Hardin
Household Archaeology in Israel: Looking into the Microscopic Record
Ruth Shahack-Gross
Applying On-Site Analysis of Faunal Assemblages from Domestic Contexts: A Case Study from the Lower City of Hazor
Nimrod Marom and Sharon Zuckerman
“The Kingdom Is His Brick Mould and the Dynasty Is His Wall”: The Impact of Urbanization on Middle Bronze Age Households in the Southern Levant
Assaf Yasur-Landau
A Tale of Two Houses: The Role of Pottery in Reconstructing Household Wealth and Composition
Nava Panitz-Cohen
Differentiating between Public and Residential Buildings: A Case Study from Late Bronze Age II Tell es-?afi/Gath
Itzhaq Shai, Aren M. Maeir, Yuval Gadot, and Joe Uziel
Household Gleanings from Iron I Tel Dan
David Ilan
Houses and Households in Settlements along the Yarkon River, Israel, during the Iron Age I: Society, Economy, and Identity
Yuval Gadot
Early Iron Age Domestic Material Culture in Philistia and Eastern Mediterranean Koiné
David Ben-Shlomo
Household Archaeology in LHIIIC Tiryns
Philipp Stockhammer
The Archaeology of the Extended Family: A Household Compound from Iron II Tell en-Na?beh
Aaron J. Brody
Household Economies in the Kingdoms of Israel and Judah
Avraham Faust
Household Activities at Tel Beersheba
Lily Singer-Avitz
The Empire in the House, the House in the Empire: Toward a Household Archaeology Perspective on the Assyrian Empire in the Levant
Virginia Rimmer Herrmann
Cult Corners in the Aegean and the Levant
Louise A. Hitchcock
Varieties of Religious Expression in the Domestic Setting
Beth Alpert Nakhai
A Problem of Definition: “Cultic” and “Domestic” Contexts in Philistia
Michael D. Press
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