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Garfinkel, Yosef

Overview
Works: 85 works in 232 publications in 2 languages and 2,894 library holdings
Genres: History  Exhibition catalogs  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Honoree, Creator
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Most widely held works by Yosef Garfinkel
Dancing at the dawn of agriculture by Yosef Garfinkel( )

16 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 1,221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As the nomadic hunters and gatherers of the ancient Near East turned to agriculture for their livelihood and settled into villages, religious ceremonies involving dancing became their primary means for bonding individuals into communities and households into villages. So important was dance that scenes of dancing are among the oldest and most persistent themes in Near Eastern prehistoric art, and these depictions of dance accompanied the spread of agriculture into surrounding regions of Europe and Africa. In this pathfinding book, Yosef Garfinkel analyzes depictions of dancing found on archaeological objects from the Near East, southeastern Europe, and Egypt to offer the first comprehensive look at the role of dance in these Neolithic (7000-4000 BC) societies. In the first part of the book, Garfinkel examines the structure of dance, its functional roles in the community (with comparisons to dance in modern pre-state societies), and its cognitive, or symbolic, aspects. This analysis leads him to assert that scenes of dancing depict real community rituals linked to the agricultural cycle and that dance was essential for maintaining these calendrical rituals and passing them on to succeeding generations. In the concluding section of the book, Garfinkel presents and discusses the extensive archaeological data--some 400 depictions of dance--on which his study is based"--Publisher description
In the footsteps of King David : revelations from an ancient biblical city by Yosef Garfinkel( Book )

3 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

King David is a pivotal figure in the Bible, which tells his life story in detail and gives stirring accounts of his deeds, including the slaying of the Philistine giant Goliath and the founding of his capital in Jerusalem. But no certain archaeological finds from the period of his reign or of the kingdom he ruled over have ever been uncovered until now. In this account, the excavators of Khirbet Qeiyafa in the Valley of Elah, where the Bible says David fought Goliath, reveal how seven years of exhaustive investigation have uncovered a city dating to the time of David - the late eleventh and early tenth century BCE - surrounded by massive fortifications with impressive gates and a clear urban plan, as well as an abundance of finds that tell us much about the inhabitants. Discussing the link between the Bible, archaeology, and history In the Footsteps of King David explains the significance of these discoveries and how they shed new light on David's kingdom
The middle Bronze Age IIA cemetery at Gesher : final report( Book )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Neolithic and chalcolithic pottery of the Southern Levant by Yosef Garfinkel( Book )

7 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Neolithic Ashkelon by Yosef Garfinkel( Book )

10 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sha'ar Hagolan( Book )

in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Yarmukians : Neolithic art from Shaʻar Hagolan( Book )

5 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The discovery and subsequent excavation of an 8000-year-old culture along the Yarmuk River in the Jordan Valley reveal both a unique civilization and the richest collection of prehistoric art ever unearthed at one site in Israel. The Yarmukians is a beautifully illustrated, full-color museum catalog tracing Yarmukian history and art
The goddess of Sha'ar Hagolan : excavations at a neolithic site in Israel by Yosef Garfinkel( Book )

6 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The finding of some 300 art objects at the ancient settlement of Shaàr Hagolan makes it the most important center of prehistoric art in Israel and one of the most important in the world. Approximately 70 figurines, make of fired clay and stone, were found in one of its structures; this is the largest find ofr prehistoric figurines made in a single structure. The members of Kibbutz Shaàr Hagolan have built a museum that exhibits finds made at the site. Since 2000, five-year exhibits of objects from Shaàr Hagolan have been mounted at both the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and the Louvre Museum in Paris. Among the special art objects from Shaàr Hagolan are figurines in human form made from fired clay and river pebbles. The most striking of these portray a goddess with wide hips and rolls of fat, seated comfortably and surveying the world through diagonal grooved eyes. The figurines are designed with a wealth of detail, and the features are exaggerated, giving them a surrealistic appearance. The eyes are also emphasized on the pebble figurines, though the design approach to these is minimalist and abstract
Socoh of the Judean shephelah : the 2010 survey by Michael G Hasel( Book )

4 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Socoh Intensive Survey was initiated in 2010 by the Institute of Archaeology, Southern Adventist University, and the Institute of Archaeology, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, with the intent to conduct a large-scale excavation of the site beginning in 2011. The goal of the anticipated project was to expand the work of the Khirbet Qeiyafa Archaeological Project into a regional study focusing on the history of the Elah Valley and the expansion of Judah in the Early Iron Age. Specific research questions to be addressed were (1) the geopolitical interplay between the cities of Tell Zakariya-Azekah, Khirbet Qeiyafa-Sha'arayim and Khirbet Shuweikeh-Socoh within Judah and the border of Philistia; (2) Socoh's stratigraphic and historical occupation; (3) its fortification history as a border garrison town; (4) its relationship to the major military history of the region (Philistine, Assyrian and Babylonian incursions); and (5) its larger significance in the development of the Shephelah"--
Khirbet Qeiyafa by Yosef Garfinkel( Book )

in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Crossing the threshold : architecture, iconography and the sacred entrance by Madeleine Mumcuoglu( Book )

3 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tel Miqne-Ekron excavations 1985-1988, 1990, 1992-1995 : field IV lower--the Elite Zone by Trude Dothan( Book )

6 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Solomon's Temple and palace : new archaeological discoveries by Yosef Garfinkel( Book )

5 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Solomon's Temple also known as the First Temple and royal palace from the Hebrew Bible have been a riddle for millennia. Biblical descriptions of these structures have proven difficult to interpret. Yet authors Yosef Garfinkel and Madeleine Mumcuoglu believe they have unlocked the meaning of these enigmatic Biblical passages, thanks to the discovery of a small stone Temple model at Khirbet Qeiyafa. In their book, 'Solomon s Temple and Palace: New Archaeological Discoveries', Garfinkel and Mumcuoglu provide a new understanding of the Biblical descriptions, allowing a new representation of Solomon's Temple and palace
Debating Khirbet Qeiyafa : a fortified city in Judah from the time of King David by Yosef Garfinkel( Book )

5 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 2007 the name "Khirbet Qeiyafa" was still unknown both to professional archaeologists and to the public. In 2008 Khirbet Qeiyafa became world-famous. This spectacular success is entirely due to the figure of King David, who is so well known from the biblical tradition but is a very elusive figure from the archaeological or historical point of view. Nowhere else had an archaeological layer that can be related to this king been uncovered, not even in Jerusalem. For the first time in the archaeology of Judah, a fortified city from the time of King David had been exposed. The date of the site was obtained by accurate radiometric measurements conducted on short-lived samples of burned olive pits. The location in the Elah Valley, just one day's walk from Jerusalem, places the site in the core area of the Kingdom of Judah. Moreover, it is exactly in this area and this era that the biblical tradition places the famous combat between the inexperienced and anonymous young shepherd David and the well-equipped giant Philistine warrior Goliath. Khirbet Qeiyafa has become the point of contact between archaeology, biblical studies, ancient history and mythology. The fieldwork at Khirbet Qeiyafa lasted seven seasons, from 2007 to 2013. This book, written at the end of the excavation phase, summarizes the main results, supplies answers to various issues concerning the site that have been raised over the last few years, and presents a comprehensive interim report. The authors use this opportunity to discuss various methodological issues that relate to archaeology and the biblical tradition, and how to combine the two.--Cover
Human and animal figurines of Munhata by Yosef Garfinkel( Book )

5 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The pre-pottery Neolithic B village of Yiftahel : the 1980s and 1990s excavations by Yosef Garfinkel( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sha'ar Hagolan by Yosef Garfinkel( Book )

9 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

ʻIḳvot Daṿid ha-melekh be-ʻEmeḳ ha-Elah : tagliyot maftiʻot ba-arkheʼologyah ha-Miḳraʼit by Yosef Garfinkel( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in Hebrew and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sha'ar Hagolan by Yosef Garfinkel( Book )

8 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This monograph presents the revolutionary results of ten years of excavation and research in the Neolithic village of Sha'ar Hagolan, Jordan Valley, Israel. Sha'ar Hagolan is dated to the Pottery Neolithic period and is the type-site for the Yarmukian culture, which occupied large parts of the Mediterranean climatic zones of Israel, Jordan and Lebanon during the sixth millennium BC. Recent excavations at the site have far-reaching implications for the entire Neolithic period, as well as for the history of agriculture, art and cult and other aspects of material culture in the ancient Near East. The evidence for the architecture and village planning, material culture and remarkable art objects shows what was previously considered to be an era of decline was a time of cultural evolution and development in the Levant
Gesher, a pre-pottery Neolithic A site in the central Jordan valley, Israel : a final report by Yosef Garfinkel( Book )

4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Dancing at the dawn of agriculture
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The middle Bronze Age IIA cemetery at Gesher : final reportSha'ar HagolanSha'ar Hagolan
Alternative Names
Garfinkel, Y. 1956-

Garfinkel, Y. (Yosef)

Garfinḳel, Yosef 1956-

Garfinḳel, Yossi 1956-

Garfînqel, Yôsēf 1956-

Garpiynqel Ywsep 1956-....

Josef Garfinkel

Joszef Garfinkel Izraeli régész

גארפינקעל, יוסף

גורפינקל, יוסף

גרפינקל, יוסף

גרפינקל יוסף 1956-....

יוסף גרפינקל

ヨセフ・ガーフィンケル

Languages
English (107)

Hebrew (3)