Prof. Danny Rosenberg

  • The Connection between an Unusual Pottery vessel and the Development of the Elites

    תמונה תומכת תוכןThe oldest evidence of food storage rituals has been found by researchers from the University and the German Archaeological Institute (DAI) in Berlin during excavations at the prehistoric site of Tel Tsaf: an unusual pottery vessel. The vessel, which is over 7,000 years old, reveals for the first time the ritual and political significance of large scale food storage in the Ancient Near East. “Until now, discussions of the early transition to complex societies in this area have focused mainly on later periods and on the connection between the development of socioeconomic elites and the ability of certain individuals or families to store large quantities of food, beyond their own needs for survival. In this context, the findings at Tel Tsaf provide first hand evidence of the early connection between food storage on a large scale and the observance of a ritual associated with the successful storage and preservation of agricultural yields,” explains Prof. Danny Rosenberg of the Zinman Institute of Archaeology, who heads the research project at Tel Tsaf together with Dr. Florian Klimscha from the German Archaeological Institute in Berlin for the last five years.

תכני האתר מפורסמים בשפות עברית, אנגלית וערבית. במקרה של מחלוקת בין הגרסאות, הגרסה העברית תהיה הקובעת.

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