Evidence of the Arabian Incense Trade in the Southern Levant: Altars and Alabaster Perfume Jars from the Axial Age (8th-4th Centuries B.C.E.)

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Zimmerle_BillBy: William Zimmerle, University of Pennsylvania, Educational and Cultural Affairs Fellow

Hundreds of portable altars made of stone and clay have been uncovered from archaeological contexts dated to the beginning of the first millennium B.C.E. until the early Roman Near East. Drawing upon anthropological models of trade, cult and economy, this project examines the replication of one specific type of altar, the portable domestic cuboid-burner, the chronological horizon of which extends from the late Iron Age II into the Hellenistic-Roman phases of the southern Levant. (more…)

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1 Comments for : Evidence of the Arabian Incense Trade in the Southern Levant: Altars and Alabaster Perfume Jars from the Axial Age (8th-4th Centuries B.C.E.)
    • Robert Fox
    • October 30, 2013
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    I was a YMCA volunteer working in Gaza in 1967 where I acquired a marble statue that I think would fit in with your "catalog commentary". Photos are available. Are you interested in seeing them?.

    R Fox

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