The origin and dissemination of socketed copper-alloy 'Scythian' arrowheads throughout the ancient Near East has been a matter of much scholarly interest and debate. Here we present the first comprehensive study of the temporal and geographic distribution of such arrowheads from the Southern Levant. Several previously unnoticed patterns with historical implications for the late Iron Age and the Persian and Hellenistic periods are discussed. The accompanying typology developed for the purpose of this research should ftrther facilitate excavators' ability to cross-reference new finds against parallels in the existing corpus to date.
|Number of pages||26|
|Journal||Israel Exploration Journal|
|State||Published - 2020|