Canaanites visiting Canaanites – Safi team looks at the Azekah LB/Iron I materials

The Tell es-Safi/Gath Archaeological Project Official (and Unofficial) Weblog

Today, some of the Safi team (Amit, Shira, Chris and yours truly) paid a visit to the Institute of Archaeology at TAU, guests of the Azekah team, to see the pottery from the LB/Iron I destruction level which they excavated in the last season. This material was in the midst of being restored, so we had a chance to see a nice selection of pottery. We were particularly interested in this as the LB materials from Area P at Safi is currently being restored – and it was nice to compare between the materials from the two sites. Without going into too many details, it is clear that the final LB at Safi is quite different from the LB/Iron I destruction level that was excavated at Azekah!

Below, see some pictures from the visit – and thanks to Oded, Yuval and the Azekah team for hosting us. Next week…

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