Journal article

Technological Insights on the Philistine Culture: Perspectives from Tell es-Safi/Gath

AM Maeir, D Ben-Shlomo, D Cassuto, JR Chadwick, BE DAVIS, A Eliyahu Behar, S Frumin, S Gur-Arieh, LA Hitchcock, L Kolska Horwitz, F Manclossi, SA Rosen, J Verduci, E Weiss, E Welch, V Workman

Journal of Eastern Mediterranean Archaeology and Heritage Studies | Penn State University Press | Published : 2019


More than a century of study of the Philistines has revealed abundant remains of their material culture. Concurrently, our understanding of the origins, developmental processes, and socio-political matrix of this fascinating culture has undergone major changes. Among other facets, Philistine technology has been discussed, but in our opinion, a broad view of its importance for understanding Philistine culture is still lacking. The more than twenty years of excavation at Tell es-Safi/Gath, one of the central sites in Iron Age Philistia, offers an opportunity to review a broad range of technologically-related evidence from this site, and from this to offer a current interpretation of Philistine..

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