Our team just published a new paper that deals with the donkey burials/sacrifices found below domestic floors in the EB III (2550-2850 BCE) levels in Area E at Tell es-Safi/Gath

Here are the details of the paper: Greenfield, H. J., Greenfield, T. L., Shai, I., Albaz, S., and Maeir, A. M. 2018. Household Rituals and Sacrificial Donkeys: Why Are There So Many Domestic Donkeys Buried in an Early Bronze Age Neighborhood at Tell eṣ-Ṣâfi/Gath? Near Eastern Archaeology 81(3): 202–11. Check it out here!

New article on origins of the bridle based on our study of an early domestic donkey from Tell es-Safi/Gath

https://doi.org/10.1371 Greenfield, Haskel J., Itzhaq Shai, Tina L. Greenfield, Elizabeth Arnold, Annie Brown, Adi Eliyahu, and Aren M. Maeir. 2018. Earliest Evidence for Equid Bit Wear in the Ancient near East: The “Ass” from Early Bronze Age Gath (Tell Eṣ-Ṣâfi), Israel. PLOS1 13 (5):e0196335. Analysis of a sacrificed and interred domestic donkey from an Early…

Conference papar

I am about to depart for Munich to give a talk at the ICAANE conference on some results by my team. I will be talking about how one can reconstruct the age and sex of potters in ancient pottery from our site at Tell es-Safi/Gath in Israel based on their fingerprints left in the clay.…

New grant awarded

Just received notice that we have been awarded $155k grant from the University of Manitoba for final renovations in our NEBAL (Near Eastern and Biblical Archaeology Lab) facility in St. Paul’s College. It will now be a fully renovated and equipped facility for our research endeavours.

And another conference presentation

In Toronto for the weekend to do a presentation on our research at Tell es-Safi/Gath at the Zooarchaeology and Landscape conference at the University of Toronto – a joint paper titled: The ‘Desert and the Sown’: domestic animal exploitation and management strategies during the Early Bronze Age at Tell es-Safi/Gath, Israel, with me, Tina L.…

New article on the Near Eastern and Biblical Archaeology Laboratory (NEBAL) at St. Paul’s College

Tina L. Greenfield and Haskel J. Greenfield recently published a chapter in a book about the creation and history of activities at of the Near Eastern and Biblical Archaeology Lab (NEBAL) at St. Paul’s College that we direct. Here is a link to the article. Enjoy. https://www.academia.edu/31775628/Near_Eastern_and_Biblical_Archaeology_Laboratory_NEBAL_at_St._Pauls_College