The 1998 Preliminary Survey of Khirbet Zeitah el-Kharab (Tel Zayit) in the Shephelah of Judah

  title={The 1998 Preliminary Survey of Khirbet Zeitah el-Kharab (Tel Zayit) in the Shephelah of Judah},
  author={Ron E. Tappy},
  journal={Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research},
  pages={7 - 36}
  • R. Tappy
  • Published 1 August 2000
  • Geology
  • Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research
The near 30-dunam site of Khirbet Zeitah el-Kharab (Tel Zayit), with a principal habitation area of just under 3 acres, lies in the strategic Beth Guvrin Valley, approximately 7 km north and 2 km west of Lachish and 30 km east of Ashkelon. Prior to beginning full-scale excavations sponsored by Pittsburgh Theological Seminary (summer 1999), a preliminary site survey was completed in 1998. This article reports the survey results and describes the project's research design and excavation strategy… 
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