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The archaeology of the Ostraca House at Israelite Samaria : epigraphic discoveries in complicated contexts

Author: Ron E Tappy
Publisher: Boston, MA : American Schools of Oriental Research, [2016]
Series: Annual of the American Schools of Oriental Research, v. 70.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Publication:Annual of the American Schools of Oriental Research, no:70
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"George Andrew Reisner counted the Israelite ostraca among the most important finds ever recovered by the Harvard Expedition to Samaria. But the precise provenance of these historic inscriptions has remained murky at best. To date, the most incisive and intuitive statement on their archaeological context comes from a brief treatment in I.T. Kaufman's unpublished 1966 dissertation written at Harvard University. The  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ron E Tappy
ISBN: 9780897570954 0897570952
OCLC Number: 958066381
Description: xx, 220 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 29 cm.
Contents: Introduction and background --
Horizontal axis : the building's original footprint and surrounding area --
Vertical axis : the building's complex depositional history --
Ceramic considerations --
The Samaria ostraca and modern scholarship --
Back to the backstory : the characters and concerns behind the Harvard expedition to Samaria --
Appendix A: Ostraca : provenance data and vessel descriptions --
Appendix B: Ostraca : sequence of discovery --
Appendix C: Non-epigraphic pottery with provenance data matching those of the ostraca --
Appendix D: D.G. Lyon's report to the president of Harvard University for the academic year 1898-1899, showing the financial generosity of Jakob Heinrich Schiff --
Appendix E: Reisner's field drawings of selected ostraca.
Series Title: Annual of the American Schools of Oriental Research, v. 70.
Responsibility: by Ron E. Tappy.

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