Heads or Snails? A Rustic Feast at Hellenistic Philoteria (Tel Bet Yeraḥ, Israel), circa 150 BCE

Miriam Pines, Alol Dor, Daniella E. Bar-Yosef Mayer, Sarit Paz, Oren Tal, Raphael Greenberg

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Abstract

The contents of a small trash pit discovered in the recent excavations in Hellenistic Philoteria (Tel Bet Yeraḥ/ Khirbet el-Kerak) offer a unique opportunity to study the components of what appears to have been a single festive meal. Extant remains include numerous mammal bones, mollusc shells, and ceramic tableware; they suggest a rustic Mediterranean cuisine, compatible with the presence of Greek settlers in pre-Hasmonean Galilee.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)79-93
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Eastern Mediterranean Archaeology and Heritage Studies
Volume8
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2020

Keywords

  • Bet Yeraḥ
  • Feasting
  • Foodways
  • Hellenistic cuisine
  • Snails

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