Today, at Tel Aviv University, Amit Dagan presented a paper that he prepared with Debi Cassuto at the annual young scholars’ conference of the Institute of Archaeology at Tel Aviv University. The paper focused on the identification of a small rural site (Horvat Shimon), excavated by the IAA and published by Amit as part of his Master’s thesis, as a textile production site.
As Amit showed in the lecture, the finds from the site indicate in many ways that the site was a textile production site – quite a rare find in the archaeology of Israel. The paper was well-presented and as suggested by some of the participants, thought-provoking.
If you want more details about the site and what indicates its use as a textile production site – you’ll have to wait for the article, which I am sure will appear soon, or head to ASOR in November, where the lecture will be presented in English.
Way to go Amit and Debi!!!!