Camels, Copper and Donkeys in the Early Iron Age of the Southern Levant: Timna Revisited

@article{Grigson2012CamelsCA,
  title={Camels, Copper and Donkeys in the Early Iron Age of the Southern Levant: Timna Revisited},
  author={Caroline Grigson},
  journal={Levant},
  year={2012},
  volume={44},
  pages={100 - 82}
}
  • C. Grigson
  • Published 1 April 2012
  • Environmental Science
  • Levant
Abstract The camel and equid remains from a copper-smelting site — Site 30 at Timna in the southern Arabah excavated by Rothenberg in the 1970s and recently re-dated to the Iron I/Iron II — are analysed in relation to recently published data on the domestication of the dromedary and on the morphology of the various equid taxa present in the Middle East. It is concluded that camels and donkeys were employed in the distribution of copper from Timna and from mines in the eastern Arabah, prior to… 

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