A late bronze iib silver hoard from tel abel beth maacah

Naama Yahalom-Mack, Nava Panitz-Cohen, Tzilla Eshel, Robert Mullins

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During the first season of excavations at Tell Abil el-Qameh, identified with biblical Abel Beth Maacah, a fused clump of silver items inside a small pottery jug was found in a Late Bronze IIB context. This article presents the context and proposed date of the hoard, a description of its contents, chemical and isotope analyses and suggested provenance of the silver, as well as the significance of the find in the broader regional, chronological and cultural context.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)129-153
Number of pages25
JournalIsrael Exploration Journal
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2019

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