Gath of the Philistines in the bible and on the ground: The historical geography of Tell es -Sâfi / Gath

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Abstract

Archaeology is, for the most part, the study of material remains of the past. Archaeologists survey, excavate, analyze and construct a picture of past human life. They do their best to understand the daily life, the economy, the belief systems, the political and social structures, and so much else about long-gone civilizations. And, in many parts of the world and for long stretches of the human past, they do without recourse to written sources, simply because writing did not exist through most of that time. But if and when written records are available, they provide context, specific facts and dates, and much additional information that then give us a more complete picture of the history of the site or area that we are investigating.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)232-240
Number of pages9
JournalNear Eastern Archaeology
Volume80
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2017

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Archaeology
  • History
  • Archaeology

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