Late bronze age cultic activity in ancient Canaan: A view from Tel Burna

Itzhaq Shai, Chris McKinny, Joe Uziel

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Abstract

Excavations at Tel Burna, Israel, have uncovered portions of a large structure from the Late Bronze Age IIB, yielding numerous finds that suggest ritual and cultic practices occurred in the building, particularly in its central courtyard. This article presents the finds from the excavations, examining the meaning of the cultic artifacts discovered and comparing the building with the nearby Fosse Temple at Lachish. It is hoped that the discovery and presentation of the finds will help yield important information on cultic practices occurring in the 13th-century b.c.e. Shephelah.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)115-133
Number of pages19
JournalBulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research
Volume374
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2015

Keywords

  • Canaan
  • Cult
  • Late bronze age
  • Southern levant
  • Tel burna

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