In the Wake of the Sea Peoples, In the Footsteps of Goliath: Excavating the Philistine Site of Tell es-Safi/Gath
Grant number: DP1093713 | Funding period: 2010 - 2014
This project brings Australian research into the current scholarly debates on Philistine identity, a quickly growing sub-discipline in Mediterranean archaeology. Marginalized in the Bible as decadent, current research sees the Philistines as a cosmopolitan culture resulting from migration from Cyprus and the Aegean, and interaction with the local Canaanite population. In addition, Australian collaboration and interaction with Israeli colleagues and students will contribute to a more positive perception of the Jewish community in Australia, which has been the recent target of anti-Semitic activities as a result of the Israeli government's invasion of Gaza.
Related publications (13)
The Late Bronze Age at Tell es-Safi/Gath and the site’s role in Southwestern Canaan
Aren M Maeir, Jeffrey Chadwick, Amit Dagan, Louise A Hitchcock, Jill Katz, Itzhaq Shai, Joe Uziel
The Late Bronze Age in the Levant is a period of much interest to archaeologists, historians and biblical scholars. This is a peri..
RADIOCARBON DATING SHOWS AN EARLY APPEARANCE OF PHILISTINE MATERIAL CULTURE IN TELL ES-SAFI/GATH, PHILISTIA
Yotam Asscher, Dan Cabanes, Louise A Hitchcock, Aren M Maeir, Steve Weiner, Elisabetta Boaretto
The Late Bronze Age to Iron Age transition in the coastal southern Levant involves a major cultural change, which is characterized..
The taphonomy and preservation of wood and dung ashes found in archaeological cooking installations: case studies from Iron Age Israel
Shira Gur-Arieh, Ruth Shahack-Gross, Aren M Maeir, Gunnar Lehmann, Louise A Hitchcock, Elisabetta Boaretto
Cooking installations are among the most abundant features in Bronze and Iron Age archaeological sites in the southern Levant, yet..