Hardin, James W.
Galaty, Michael L.
Date of Degree
Graduate Thesis - Open Access
College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Anthropology and Middle Eastern Cultures
Tell Halif gives us an example of the pillared house from the Iron Age II period. Based on this house, what we can address is whether there is a typical set of activities undertaken in this house. Do the “de facto” assemblages of artifacts reflect a typical everyday use of space or a different use of space because of military activity associated with the siege and destruction of the settlement? It can be demonstrated from Tell Halif’s archaeological data that, once the specific activities are identified, their organization also can be identified. These remains are compared with other Iron Age houses from the same site and other sites in the Negev and the southern Shephelah. The purpose of this research is to examine and add to our understanding of the Iron Age household and how it is reflected in the patterning of artifacts in the buildings occupied by the household.
Oksuz, Latif, "In the Light of the Artifacts: Understanding Another Domestic Area from the Iron II Occupation, Tell Halif" (2017). Theses and Dissertations MSU. 2667.