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2015 | 28 | 7–27
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Some Remarks on the Iron Age Pottery from Sha‘ar-Ha 'Amakim (Israel)

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The aim of this paper is a typological and chronological analysis of the Iron Age pottery finds from Sha‘ar-Ha 'Amakim, a site situated on the easternmost fringe of the Akko plain, and identified with Hellenistic Gaba. The material under discussion consists of two main categories of vessels: storage jars (‘Phoenician’ amphorai) and various types of bowls. The analysis of this pottery attests to a settlement which can be dated to period ranging grosso modo from the end of the eight century until the beginning of the sixth century BC. The questions concerning the identification of the site, its possible character/function and supposed relation with the nearby Tell 'Amr are also discussed. It has been suggested that during the Iron Age II period the Sha‘ar-Ha 'Amakim site, due to the strategic location on the hill, could have been an outpost – a kind of observation point serving the inhabitants of the main settlement on Tell 'Amr, situated below, on the floor of the valley.
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  • Instytut Kultur Śródziemnomorskich i Orientalnych PAN
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