The canaanite and judean cities of lachish, israel: Preliminary report of the fourth expedition, 2013–2017

Yosef Garfinkel, Michael G. Hasel, Martin G. Klingbeil, Igor Kreimerman, Michael Pytlik, Jon W. Carroll, Jonathan W.B. Waybright, Hoo Goo Kang, Gwanghyun Choi, Sangyeup Chang, Soonhwa Hong, Arlette David, Itamar Weissbein, Noam Silverberg

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Abstract

Ancient Lachish (Tell ed-Duweir) in southern Israel is a key site for understanding the Canaanite cultures of the Middle and Late Bronze Ages and the Kingdom of Judah in the Iron Age of the Levant. It has been intensively excavated since 1932 by a number of entities. This article presents the excavation results by the Fourth Expedition to Lachish in 2013–2017. Fieldwork focused on the site’s northeastern corner, a neglected area believed to have been uninhabited in some periods. Excavation in the area, however, uncovered remains of successive fortifications and evidence of cultic activities. The new discoveries highlight the strong connection of the Bronze and Iron Age cities to the nearby valley, which supplied Lachish with water, mud, fertilized land, and a major road.1

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)419-459
Number of pages41
JournalAmerican Journal of Archaeology
Volume125
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2021

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