Journal article

New Insights into the Philistines in Light of Excavations at Tell es-Safi/Gath

LA Hitchcock, AM Maeir

Near Eastern Archaeology | American Schools of Oriental Research | Published : 2018


ABSTRACT The excavations at Tell es-Safi/Gath have contributed to the formation of a unique collaboration of different area and scientific specialists, that have made it possible to formulate more detailed accounts of the Philistines. These accounts have been inspired by new discoveries which point to traditions associated with many different parts of the Mediterranean such as Cyprus, Greece, the Aegean islands, Anatolia, and Italy. These discoveries represent the globalized flow of information, people, technologies, and goods that characterized the Late Bronze Age. Such discoveries have led us to search for and develop new hypotheses for the emergence of the Sea Peoples that involve ..

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