The chronology of the late bronze (LB)-Iron Age (IA) Transition in the Southern Levant: A response to finkelstein's critique

Elisabetta Boaretto, Yotam Asscher, Louise A. Hitchcock, Gunnar Lehmann, Aren M. Maeir, Steve Weiner

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Abstract

The question under discussion is whether the dates of the Late Bronze (LBIIB)-LBIII (Iron IA) transitions in three sites in the southern Levant, namely Megiddo, Tell es-Safi/Gath and Qubur el-Walaydah occur at the same time, as has been proposed by Israel Finkelstein in his article in 2016 in Egypt and Levant. Here we respond to Finkelstein's comments. We add some new data, clarify the issues that were raised, and conclude that the Late Bronze (LBIIB)-LBIII (Iron IA) transitions occurred at different times in northern and southern Israel.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-11
Number of pages11
JournalRadiocarbon
Volume61
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Feb 2019

Keywords

  • microarchaeology
  • radiocarbon context
  • southern Levant
  • transition dating

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Archaeology
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences (all)

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