Looking at the overlooked: The possible significance of the ground stone assemblage from the cave of the treasure, Judaean Desert, Israel

Danny Rosenberg, Uri Davidovich

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Abstract

A small ground stone tool assemblage was among the finds unearthed during the 1960-1962 excavations at the Cave of the Treasure in Na?al Mishmar, ascribed by the cave's excavator, Pesach Bar-Adon, to the Chalcolithic period. Although the ground stone components were partially presented in the final publication, a comprehensive account of the finds was never completed. Here, we offer a detailed presentation of the ground stone assemblage, including items not published previously. This assemblage is then discussed in light of the importance of the cave and the phenomenon of using hard-to-access cliff caves in the Judaean Desert.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)151-165
Number of pages15
JournalBulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research
Volume373
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2015
Externally publishedYes

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Publisher Copyright:
© 2015 American Schools of Oriental Research.

Keywords

  • Cave of the treasure
  • Chalcolithic
  • Ground stone tools
  • Na?al Mishmar

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