Tell es-Safi/Gath EB Project presentations at the Annual ASOR meeting, Denver, Nov. 2018

The annual meeting of the American Schools of Oriental Research (ASOR) was recently held in Denver on Nov. 14-17, 2018. As in previous years, several members of the Tell es-Safi/Gath Early Bronze Age project were there and presenting papers and posters.

The following EB Safi related presentations were given:

Elizabeth Arnold, Haskel Greenfield, Tina Greenfield, and Aren Maeir gave a superb on the recent dental isotopic analyses of the sacrificial donkeys from the EB levels at Safi – It clearly showed that 4 donkeys buried under the floors of the EB III buildings were imported from Egypt – “Isotopic Analyses of Donkey Burials under the EB III House Floors in the Early Bronze Age City of Tell es-Safi”.

Haskel J. Greenfield, Tina L. Greenfield, Shira Albaz, Elizabeth Arnold, Jeremy Beller, Annie Brown, Jon Ross, Adi Eliyahu, and Aren M. Maeir. “Houses and households in the Early Bronze Age of the southern Levant: recent research at Tell eṣ-Ṣâfi/Gath”.  It discusses what can be reconstructed about early urban houses and households.

The following EB Safi posters were presented:

  1. Annie Brown, Sarah Richardson, Haskel J. Greenfield, and Aren M. Maeir  presented “Spatial Representation of Heavy Fraction Collection and Analysis from Tell es-Safi/Gath, Israel”
  2. Sarah Richardson, Haskel J. Greenfield, Tina L. Greenfield, and Aren M. Maeir. “Who? What? Where? Understanding the Population, Their household Organization, and Activities through Bone Tool Use at Tell es-Safi/Gath, Israel.
  3. Tiffany Okaluk, Haskel J. Greenfield, Tina L. Greenfield, and Aren M. Maeir. Urban vs. rural butchery practices in the Early Bronze Age: A comparison of butchering technology between Tell eṣ-Ṣâfi/Gath, Israel, and Göltepe, Turkey.
  4. Jeremy Beller, Haskel J. Greenfield, and Aren Maeir presented “Stones in Homes: The Spatial Distribution and Use of Ground Stone Objects at EB III Tell es-Safi/Gath, Israel”.
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