Large-scale storage of grain surplus in the sixth millennium BC: The silos of Tel Tsaf

Yosef Garfinkel*, David Ben-Shlomo, Tali Kuperman

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Abstract

The authors report and describe the remarkable grain silos discovered at Tel Tsaf in the southern Levant. These tall, white, barrel-shaped towers seem to mark the first appearance of monuments of demonstrative surplus.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)309-325
Number of pages17
JournalAntiquity
Volume83
Issue number320
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2009

Keywords

  • Agriculture
  • Chalcolithic
  • Grain
  • Levant
  • Silos
  • Storage

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