Cookies Policy

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

Chapter Nine: 'Ein Hilu: A Chalcolithic Site on the Desert Fringes of Samaria

Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this chapter

+ Tax (if applicable)

Chapter Summary

The site of &s;Ein Hilu is located on a hill slope overlooking the Wadi Malih fault, east of the modern Tubas-Mehula-Beqa'ot Junction, and west of the convergence of the desert fringes of Samaria and the Jordan Valley. This chapter includes a short report of the flint artifacts and tools of &s;Ein Hilu, including the assemblage of the surface finds of the Manasseh Hill Country Survey, the finds from the excavation, some additional test squares, and surface collection conducted at the site prior to the excavation. During proto-historic periods, the toolkit included tools mainly for handicraft, food processing, agricultural, ad hoc and special purposes; hence the tool groups were divided accordingly. With the onset of the Metal Ages, the share of tools needing percussion, such as flint axes and chisels, declined gradually, while the share of tools used for cutting, such as sickle blades, increased accordingly.

Keywords: &s;Ein Hilu; desert fringes; flint artifacts; Jordan Valley; Manasseh Hill Country Survey; Metal Ages; Samaria; toolkit



Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
    The Dawn of the Bronze Age — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation