Two Cypriot Pithoi from Late Bronze Age Tel Burna

Itzhaq Shai, Chris McKinny, Matthew Spigelman, David Ben Shlomo, Avshalom Karasik, Dvory Namdar, Joe Uziel

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Bronze Age trade in the Eastern Mediterranean is well attested in south Levantine archaeological research, with imported vessels generally playing a significant role in the ceramic assemblage. While the majority of these vessels are found repeatedly at many different sites, there are cases where a rare find sheds new light on the way in which trade patterns are perceived. Such is the case with two fully restored pithoi found in a Late Bronze IIB building at Tel Burna. This paper presents the context in which the pithoi were uncovered, followed by a study of the vessels themselves, including their typology, provenance, volume and contents, as well as the nature of Late Bronze Age trade in the Eastern Mediterranean.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)65-82
Number of pages18
JournalTel Aviv
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2 Jan 2019


  • Cypriot imports
  • Late Bronze Age
  • Provenance
  • Tel Burna
  • Trade


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