Excavation Publications

See here for the latest in publication references and details related to research at Tel Azekah.

Forthcoming

Berendt, K., Garvie-Lok, S., Mayne Correia, P., Lipschits, O., and Gadot, Y. forthcoming. Life and death of four individuals in the destruction of the Late Bronze Age city of Azekah, Israel. International Journal of Osteoarchaeology.

Wrathall, A., Lipschits, O. and Gadot, Y. forthcoming. Beyond the Southern Horizon: The Emergence of the Early Iron IIB Shephelite Ceramic Repertoire. IEJ.

2019

Kleiman, S., Koch, I., Webster, L. Berendt, K., Linares, V., Sergi, O., Oeming, M., Gadot, Y. and Lipschits, O. 2019. Late Bronze Age Azekah – An Almost Forgotten Story. In: Maeir, A. (ed.) Proceedings of the First Annual Ackerman Family Workshop in Biblical Archaeology Bar‐Ilan University. April 15th‐16th 2015. Tel Aviv.

Roth, H., Lipschits, O., and Gadot, Y. 2019. “That’s How You Build a Wall”: The Importance of the Middle Bronze Age Fortifications at Azekah. in: Gadot, Y. et. al. (eds.). New Studies in the Archaeology of Jerusalem and its Region, Collected Papers (Volume XIII). Jerusalem: 73-92. [Hebrew]

Lipschits, O., Kleiman, S., Koch, I., Berendt, K., Linares, V., Richardson, S., Oeming, M., and Gadot, Y. 2019. Late Bronze Age Azekah and its Terminal Breath. Biblical Archaeology Review 45(1): 32–38, 70

2018

Sweeney, D., Herrmann, C., Gadot, Y., Oeming, M., and Lipschits, O. 2018.  A triad amulet from Tel Azekah. IEJ 68: 129-149.

Lipschits, O., Gadot, Y., and Oeming, M. 2018. Five Seasons of Excavations at Tel Azekah: Expectations, Finds and Surprises. Qadmoniot 156: 84-99 (Hebrew).

Gadot, Y., Kleiman, S. and Lipschits, O. 2018. A Tale of Two Cities: Tel Azekah and Tel es-Safi/Gat during the Late Bronze Age. In: Shai, I., Chadwick, J.R., Hitchcock, L., Dagan, A., McKinny, C., and Uziel, J. (eds.) Tell it in Gath. Studies in the History and Archaeology of Israel Essays in Honor of Aren M. Maeir on the Occasion of his Sixtieth Birthday (Ägypten und Altes Testament 90). Münster: Zaphon. Wiesbaden: 206-221.

Kleiman, S., Koch, I., Webster, L. Berendt, K., Linares, V., Sergi, O., Oeming, M., Gadot, Y. and Lipschits, O. 2019. Late Bronze Age Azekah – An Almost Forgotten Story. In: Maeir, A. (ed.) Proceedings of the First Annual Ackerman Family Workshop in Biblical Archaeology Bar‐Ilan University. April 15th‐16th 2015. Tel Aviv.

2017

Koch, I, Kleiman, S., Gadot, Y., Oeming, M. and Lipschits, O. 2017. Amulets in Context: A View from Late Bronze Age Tel Azekah. Journal of Ancient Egyptian Interconnections 16: 9-24.

Sapir-Hen, L., Gadot, Y., and Lipschits, O. 2017. Ceremonial Donkey Burial, Social Status and Settlement Hierarchy in the Early Bronze III: The Case of Azekah. in: Lev-Tov, J., Hesse, P., and Gilbert, A. (eds.). The Wide Lens in Archaeology. Honor in Brian Hesse’s Contributions to Anthropological Archaeology. Atlanta: 259-270.

Koch, I., Kleiman, S., Oeming, M., Gadot, Y., and Lipschits, O., 2017. Amulets in Context: A View from the Late Bronze Age Tel Azekah. JAEI, Vol. 16, 9-24.

Webster, L. C., Sergi, O., Kleiman, S., Lipschits, O., Hua, Q., Jacobsen, G. E., Tristant, Y. and Gadot, Y., 2017. Preliminary Radiocarbon Results for Late Bronze Age Strata at Tel Azekah and their Implications. Radiocarbon, 2017: 1-23

Lipschits, O., Gadot, Y. and Oeming, M. 2017. Four Seasons of Excavations at Tel Azekah: The Expected and (Especially) Unexpected Results. In: Lipschits, O. and Maeir, A.M. eds. The Shephelah during the Iron Age. Winona Lake: 1-25

Lipschits, O., Čapek, F., and Moulis, D. R. 2017. Tel Azeka po prvních pěti letech výzkumu. Nový Orient 72: 16-20.

2016

Oeming, M., Ras, K., Koch, I., Cohen-Weinberger, A., Gadot, Y. and Lipschits, O. 2016. Late Bronze Age Figurines from Tel Azekah. Ugarit Forschungen, 47: 205–219

Kleiman, S., Gadot, Y., and Lipschits, O., 2016. A Snapshot of the Destruction Layer of Tell Zakarīye /Azekah. Seen against the Backdrop of the Final Days of the Late Bronze Age. ZDPV. 132/2: 105-133

2015

Lipschits, O., Oeming, M., and Gadot, Y., 2015. Interdisciplinary Research of Assyrian Siege Ramps –The Case of Tel Azekah. HeBAI. 4:135-143

Napchan-Lavon, S., Gadot, Y. and Lipschits, O. 2015.  Bliss and Macalister’s Excavations at Tell Zakariya (Tel Azekah) in Light of Published and Previously Unpublished Material. in: Wolff, S. (ed.). R.A.S. Macalister’s Contribution to the Archaeology of Palestine 100 Years Later: An Evaluation: 

2014

Gadot, Y., Lipschits, O., and Gross, B., 2014. A Rare Cypriot Krater of the White Slip II Style from Azekah, IEJ, 64/1: 1-8

2012

Lipschits, O., Gadot, Y. and Oeming, M. 2012. TEL AZEKAH 113 YEARS AFTER: Preliminary Evaluation of the Renewed Excavations at the Site. NEA 75/4: 196-206

 

MA Theses and PhD Dissertations on Tel Azekah

MA Theses

Shatil Emmanuilov – Tel Azekah in Light of the Archaeological Survey. [Submitted 5\2012]

Sharon Napchan – Bliss and Macalister’s Excavations at Tell Zakariya (1898-1899) in Light of Modern Research. [Submitted 4\2014]

Sabine Metzer – “On the Eve of Destruction”: Analyzing the Chronology, Function and Distribution pattern of a Late Bronze Pottery Assemblage from Tel Azekah. [Submitted 3\2015]

 Vanessa Linares – Assessing Canaanite Livelihood in Tel Azekah: Organic Residue Analysis of Late Bronze Age Material Culture. [Submitted 6\2015]

Sarah Richardson – A Late Bronze Production Kit: The Origin, Use, and Implications of the Assemblage Found in Area T2 of Tel Azekah during the 2014 Season. [Submitted 8\2016]

Noa Shatil – Persian Period and-Early Hellenistic Pottery from Tell Azekah: Typology, Chronology and Identity. [Submitted 9\2016]

Joshua Errington – Processes in Site Formation of Tel Azekah from the Early Bronze until the Hellenistic Period. [Submitted 10\2016]

Christina Jones – Inter-Regional Connections during the Late Bronze Age as Reflected through the Animal Economy: Azekah – a Case Study. [Submitted 3\2017]

Nitsan Shalom – Changes in Settlement Patterns in Judah between the Persian and the Early Hellenistic Periods. [Submitted 9\2017]

Schreibman Jacob – Comparison of Mud-Bricks ingredients as a possible basis for Chronological Identification. [Submitted 3\2018]

Alexandra Wrathall – A Pits Perspective: An Early Iron IIB Ceramic Assemblage from Tel Azekah, Typology, Chronology, and Context. [Submitted 10\2018]

Maya Hadash – The Cypriot Import Assemblage from Late Bronze Tel Azekah: Chronological, Typological, and Inter-Regional Implications. [Submitted 11\2018]

Roni Hoofien – The Beads Assemblage from Tel-Azekah as an Instrument for Understanding the Cultural, Economic and Trade Relations. [Submitted 11\2018]

Elijah Kollin – Imperial Influence on Local Animal Economies: Iron Age II and Persian Period Faunal Remains from Tel Azekah. [Submitted 10\2020]

Maddison Quail-Gates – Red, White and Blue: Corpus, Typology and Function.

Petunia Fernandes – Inter-Regional Connections during the Middle Bronze Age as Reflected through the Animal Economy: Azekah – a Case Study.

LeeAnn Culbertson – Middle and Late Bronze Age jars in Azekah: Continuity Versus Change Production, Trade, and Distribution.

Yeonsuk Lee – Insights into the Daily Life of Tel Azekah: A Multi-Disciplinary investigation of Cooking Ware in the Middle Bronze and the Late Bronze Ages.

Hannah M. Ripps – Temples of the Late Bronze Shephelah: The View from Azekah Area E3 (together with Prof. Yuval Gadot).

PhD Dissertations

Ido Koch – The Shephelah Region during the Iron Age. [Submitted 5\2015]

Sabine Metzer – The potters of the Shephelah: Between tradition and innovation –Pottery Technology and Distribution, as a Reflection of Social and Economic Order during the Bronze and Early Iron Age. [Submitted 7\2020]

Debora Aymbinderow – Oil Production in 8th-7th centuries BCE Judah.

Alexandra Wrathall – The Judahite Lowland in the 7th Century BCE.

Jacob Schreibman – Trends in Mudbricks’ Content as Chronological Markers and Quantitative Indicators for Historical Events Comprehension.

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