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Wine or Wax?: Organic Residue Analysis on pottery from the Early Bronze I at Nahal Tillah

Author(s): Eleanora Reber

Year: 2015

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Nahal Tillah is an Early Bronze I site in the Southern Levant with evidence for a strong Egyptian trade presence. Twenty-eight sherds from four different vessel types underwent absorbed pottery residue analysis to identify possible traded resources and to confirm vessel functions. Although wine and olive oil are believed to be the major trade resources in the region, wax was an unexpectedly important resource in the pottery sampled, particularly among the Southern Levantine styled jars.

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Wine or Wax?: Organic Residue Analysis on pottery from the Early Bronze I at Nahal Tillah. Eleanora Reber. Presented at The 80th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, San Francisco, California. 2015 ( tDAR id: 398069)


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Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America