Narrow base dipper juglets (NBDJ) imported from the syro-lebanese littoral to the shephelah and the coastal plain of Israel

Eli Yannai, Amir Gorzalczany, Martin Peilstöcker

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Abstract

Narrow Flat Base Dipper Juglets (NBDJ) were found in many excavations in Israel, as well as in the Syrian-Lebanese Littoral and Cyprus, mainly as offerings deposited in tombs. They are similar to the well-known dipper juglets, which were locally-produced juglets with sharply pointed bases. Petrographic analysis conducted on the NBDJ showed that these vessels were produced in workshops located in the Syro-Lebanese littoral, and were exported to Cyprus and the southern Levant through dynamic trade routes. The widespread distribution of NBDJ along Israel's coastal plain indicates that these vessels were exchanged primarily in a maritime-based commerce. The NBDJ's distribution patterns in the southern Levant are consistent with their origin of production along the Syro-Lebanese coast.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)183-198
Number of pages16
JournalAntiguo Oriente
Volume13
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2015
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Dipper juglets
  • Import
  • Maritime trade
  • Narrow base
  • Petrographic analysis
  • Syro-lebanese littoral

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Classics
  • Archaeology
  • History
  • Archaeology

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