The metal assemblage from early iron age iia khirbet qeiyafa and its implications for the inception of iron production and use

Alla Rabinovich, Naama Yahalom-Mack, Yosef Garfinkel, Saar Ganor, Michael G. Hasel

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Abstract

A large metal assemblage was uncovered at the late 11th–early 10th century b.c.e. fortified town of Khirbet Qeiyafa. At this early date, iron was already used rather extensively for utilitarian purposes at the site, though bronze was not yet restricted to decorative use. The metal assemblage from Khirbet Qeiyafa, therefore, provides a rare glimpse into the transition from bronze to iron at the beginning of Iron Age II. This article presents the typology and spatial distribution of the finds, followed by a discussion of their possible cultural and social implications.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)89-110
Number of pages22
JournalBulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research
Volume382
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Nov 2019

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Keywords

  • Bronze/iron transition
  • Iron Age
  • Khirbet Qeiyafa
  • Metal objects

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