Nelson Glueck's 1938-1940 excavations at Tell el-Kheleifeh: a reappraisal
This report includes a reappraisal of Glueck's excavations at this site in Jordan which were only ever published as a series of preliminary reports. This study should be read alongside these early reports to form a comprehensive final sumamry of the site. Here, Gary Pratico concentrates on the stratigraphy of the site, the architectural evidence, inscriptions, pottery and metal objects.
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Surface Pottery Finds from Tell elKheleifeh 1980
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AASOR Aharoni Arabah Arad Aramaic archaeological architectural ASOR ext base fragment BASOR Beersheba biblical body and surfaces body carination body fragment Buseirah casemate fortress casemate wall chronology Cohen dalet degree of vitrification Edom Edomite Edomite cooking pot Elath En-Gedi equiaxed organic burnout examples excavation exterior Ezion-geber flat base fortification fortified settlement Gezer Glueck grey Handbuilt Hazor heavily tempered Horvat Uza inclusions inscriptions interior Iron Age juglets Kheleifeh Lachish lightly tempered 10-20 lip and base lip and body Mazar medium Megiddo MOHS Negev offsets/insets wall ostraca ostracon ovoid shape oxidation parallels particle size 1.0 platey pottery Qaws'anal Ramat Rahel Room rounded base script Seal impression Iron seventh-sixth centuries b.c.e. shaft sherds site's sixth centuries b.c.e. slightly Stratum Tell Beit Mirsim Tell el-Kheleifeh Tell el-Qudeirat textured ferrugenous clay Thrown triangular rim Umm el-Biyara vessel vitrification weak HCI reaction wheelmade