By Peg Lourie
Dec 06, 2012
The Kelsey Museum is proud to announce publication of the fourth volume in the ongoing series of reports on fieldwork at Tel Anafa, Israel: Tel Anafa II, ii: Glass Vessels, Lamps, Objects of Metal, and Groundstone and Other Stone Tools and Vessels, edited by Andrea M. Berlin of Boston University and Sharon C. Herbert, U-M Professor of Classical Archaeology and Director of the Kelsey Museum.
Ten seasons of excavation at Tel Anafa (at the foot of the Golan Heights in the Upper Galilee of modern Israel) revealed the remains of a rich and remarkably well-preserved Hellenistic settlement showing great cultural and ethnic diversity. The richness of the finds, coupled with the clear chronological context and careful recording techniques employed by the excavators, have made Tel Anafa extremely valuable to all those interested in the Hellenistic world, providing a rare opportunity to study Greek culture in direct contact with Phoenician. Indeed, for many bodies of Hellenistic material, Tel Anafa serves as a typological and chronological “type site,” presenting a broader and more closely dated range of material than ever before possible. This volume covers the glass from the excavation, including many expensive glass drinking vessels, as well as the lamps, metal objects, and stone tools and vessels.
A fifth and final volume of this comprehensive study will detail the Bronze and Iron Age pottery, Attic pottery, medieval pottery, jewelry, and equipment related to textile manufacture.