An Inscribed Jar Handle from Raddana

  title={An Inscribed Jar Handle from Raddana},
  author={Frank Moore Cross and David Noel Freedman},
  journal={Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research},
  pages={19 - 22}
touched a handle to participate in a ritual. What was the nature of the ritual? It could have been some unknown ceremony of pouring out a drink offering which would have been practiced by agricultural villagers like those at Raddana in Iron Age I. These and other problems, hopefully, will be solved as we learn more about the Raddana village in further excavations and as specialists attempt to answer some of the technical questions raised above. 

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