Ware/Ware Family: Early Bronze Grain-wash/Band slip ware

Name, Origin, Date

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Early Bronze Grain-was...

Israel/Beth She'an Val...

c. 3300-2500 BCE

Early Bronze Age I, Ea...

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This name describes a general style of decoration: painting with brushes of a thin coat of paint in vertical or broad oblique or crisscross stripes such that they only partially cover light-colored fabrics beneath. Occasionally the result resembles wood grain, which apparently inspired one of its names. Paint may fire to either earthen reds or dark gray. The technique was applied to many types of medium and large sized vessels. It is typically northern and appears at sites in the Jezreel and interconnecting valleys, suggesting an association with patterns of trade. It appears to be found in early EB II contexts and claims have been made that it lasted until EB III, based on its presence at the site Jordanian highland site of Kh. ...

Vessels  4


Qiryat Ata
c. 3300-3000 BCE
Early Bronze Age I


Pithos
Tel Kitan
c. 3300-3000 BCE
Early Bronze Age I


Jar, large
Bet Yerah, Philoteria
c. 3000-2700 BCE
Early Bronze Age II


Pithos
Tel Kitan
c. 3300-3000 BCE
Early Bronze Age I

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Petrographic Samples  0

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Site Distribution

Bet Yerah, Philoteria (Israel/Jordan Valley north)

Qiryat Ata (Israel/Northern Coastal Plain)

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