Ware/Ware Family: Southern coastal plain Persian - early Hellenistic cooking ware

Name, Origin, Date

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Southern coastal plain...

Israel-Palestinian Aut...

4th - 3rd centuries BCE

Achaemenid Persian, He...

General Information

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This ware was first identified as such in the Yavneh excavations, where kilns producing them were found Yavneh railway line late Persian - early Hellenistic kilns. The texture of the ware is rough, granular and sandy and have a distinctive bright red color with some white inclusions. The sand in the clay is easily felt to touch. The cooking pots produced in this ware are well fired and they are made on the wheel. The cooking pots are of one single form, they are globular, the exterior was smoothed while the vessels were still wet. All have two ridged handles attached from the rim to the shoulders. All the cooking pots have a very short ledge rim, similar to that common in the Persian period but they have long necks varying 3.5 - 3 cm. 

Vessels  4


Cooking pot
Yavneh
Late 4th - Early 3rd c. BCE
Achaemenid Persian, Early Hellenistic


Cooking pot
Yavneh
Late 4th - Early 3rd c. BCE
Early Hellenistic


Cooking pot
Yavneh
Late 4th - Early 3rd c. BCE
Achaemenid Persian, Early Hellenistic


Cooking pot
Yavneh
Late 4th - Early 3rd c. BCE
Achaemenid Persian, Early Hellenistic

Break Photos  4


Cooking pot
Yavneh
Late 4th - Early 3rd c. BCE
Achaemenid Persian, Early Hellenistic


Cooking pot
Yavneh
Late 4th - Early 3rd c. BCE
Early Hellenistic


Cooking pot
Yavneh
Late 4th - Early 3rd c. BCE
Achaemenid Persian, Early Hellenistic


Cooking pot
Yavneh
Late 4th - Early 3rd c. BCE
Achaemenid Persian, Early Hellenistic

Petrographic Samples  0

Description

The texture of the ware is rough, granular and sandy and have a distinctive bright red color with some white inclusions. The sand in the clay is easily felt to touch.

Earlier/Alternative Names

Site Distribution

Yavneh (Israel-Palestinian Authority/Southern Coastal Plain)

Associated Petrofabrics

Associated Kilns/Workshops

Israel-Palestinian Authority/Southern Coastal Plain



Bibliography

Discussion/Acknowledgements

<p>Eli Hadad and Liat Nadav-Ziv excavated the site on behalf of the Israel Antiquities Authority</p>