A stamped sealing from Middle Chalcolithic Tel Tsaf: implications for the rise of administrative practices in the Levant

Michael Freikman*, David Ben-Shlomo, Yosef Garfinkel

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Abstract

This article describes and discusses a stamped sealing found at Middle Chalcolithic Tel Tsaf (5th millennium BCE). This is the earliest stamped sealing found in the southern Levant. The article describes the object, as well as its petrographic composition, find-spot and parallels. Furthermore, the artefact’s implications for the rise of administrative practices in the Levant during the protohistoric periods are discussed.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)1-12
Number of pages12
JournalLevant
Volume53
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2021

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Publisher Copyright:
© Council for British Research in the Levant 2021.

Keywords

  • Middle Chalcolithic
  • Tel Tsaf
  • sealing

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