Town and country in the southern Carmel: Report on the Landscape Archaeology Project at Dor (LAPD)

Shimon Gibson, Sean Kingsley, Joanne Clarke, Yorke M. Rowan, Gerald Finkielsztejn, Mahmoud Hawari, Sylvia Auld

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This report deals with the results of a project of landscape archaeology in the hinterland of Tel Dor (Tanturah) in the northern coastal plain of Israel. An introduction to previous research made in the region is followed by a description of the survey methods employed during the project and the characteristics of the five geographical subunits investigated (Zones I–V) The patterning of settlement remains and the chronology of landscape features forms the main part of the article, with information on changes occurring in the Dor landscape from the Chalcolithic through to Ottoman periods. Brief mention is made regarding groups of features examined, such as wells, cisterns, aqueducts, fields, oil presses, wine presses, columbaria, quarries and burial caves. Reports are given on the pottery from the Chalcolithic and Early Bronze Age I, the Middle Bronze Age IIA, and the Roman and Byzantine periods. Appendices also deal with Chalcolithic basalt vessels, Hellenistic stamped amphora handles, Ottoman copper lids and a nineteenth-century Arabic inscription from Tanturah.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)71-121
Number of pages51
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1999

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