Ware/Ware Family: Central Levantine Black Wheel Made Ware

Name, Origin, Date

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Central Levantine Blac...

Israel/Hula Valley, Le...

Intermediate Bronze Ag...

General Information

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This fabric is characterized by a fine dark-reddish-brown matrix under PL (polarized light) which becomes dark-mostly opaque isotropic matrix under XPL (crossed polarizers). These characteristics indicate either a relatively high firing temperature (850 degrees C or above), or a firing in carbonizing atmosphere, that can achieve the dark appearance of the matrix. The non-plastics inclusions include mainly silty angular in shape with a frequency of 5-15% of the slide area in Group 1a and 15-30% in Group 1b. In addition, sand-sized mostly rounded to sub-rounded grains appear in various quantities in the slide (from several to 5% of the slide area). These are grey-brown grains, probably calcareous (either calcareous concentrations or mud...


Teapot
Hazor
Intermediate Bronze Age (Early Bronze Age IV)


Chalice/goblet
Hazor
Intermediate Bronze Age (Early Bronze Age IV)


Teapot
Hazor
Intermediate Bronze Age (Early Bronze Age IV)


Teapot
Hazor
Intermediate Bronze Age (Early Bronze Age IV)

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Petrographic Samples  9

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Middle Bronze Age I

Magnification:
Polarized Light?
XPL




Middle Bronze Age I

Magnification:
Polarized Light?
XPL




Middle Bronze Age I

Magnification:
Polarized Light?
XPL




Middle Bronze Age I

Magnification:
Polarized Light?
XPL

Description

Earlier/Alternative Names

Megiddo Ware

Site Distribution

Hazor (Israel/Hula Valley)

Associated Petrofabrics

Associated Kilns/Workshops

Bibliography

  1. Bechar, S. "A Renewed Analysis of the Black Wheel-Made Ware of the Intermediate Bronze Age" Tel Aviv 42 (2015), 27-58

Discussion/Acknowledgements