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The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
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Prehistoric Archaeology
Archaeology of the Biblical Period
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Prof. Trude Dothan

List of Publications:


Hazor, Vols. I, II, III-IV (with Y. Yadin, Y. Aharoni, I. Dunayevsky and J. Perrot), Jerusalem (1958-61) (English and Hebrew).

'En Gedi Excavations in 1961-1962 (Atiqot V) (with B. Mazar and I. Dunayevsky), Jerusalem (1966) (English and Hebrew).

Excavations at the Cemetery of Deir el-Balah (Qedem 10), Jerusalem (1978).

The Philistines and their Material Culture, Jerusalem 1981 (Hebrew version 1967).

Tel Miqne (Ekron): Excavation Report, Spring 1981 (with S. Gitin), Jerusalem (1981).

Tel Miqne (Ekron): Excavation Report, Spring 1982 (with S. Gitin), Jerusalem (1982).

Excavations at Athienou, Cyprus (Qedem 16) (with A. Ben-Tor), Jerusalem (1983).

People of the Sea: In Search of the Philistines (with M. Dothan), New York (1992).

Excavations at Deir el-Balah II, Cemetery and Settlements (Qedem) (forthcoming)

Deir el-Balah: the Egyptian Outpost and the Catalogue of the Collection at the Israel Museum (forthcoming)


Archaeological Reflections on the Philistine Problem. Antiquity and Survival 2 (1957), pp. 151-164.

Philistine Civilization in the Light of Archaeological Finds in Palestine and Egypt. Eretz-lsrael 5 (Mazar Volume) (1958), pp. 55-67 (Hebrew).

Book Review of Lachish IV by Olga Tufnell. Israel Exploration Journal 10 (1960), pp. 58-63.

Spinning Bowls. Israel Exploration Journal 13 (1963), pp. 97-112. [Hebrew version in Eretz-lsrael 6 (Narkiss Volume) (1960), pp. 38-47].

New Aspects of Philistine Cult Objects. Atti e Memorie del Congress Internazionale di Micenologia. Roma (1968), pp. 101-104.

A Female Mourning Figurine from the Lachish Region. Eretz-Israel 9 (Albright Volume) (1969), pp. 42-46 (Hebrew).

The Excavations at Athienou, Cyprus (with A. Ben-Tor). Qadmoniot 4 (1971), pp. 134-136 (Hebrew).

The Necropolis of Tell 'Aitun (with G. Edelstein, D. Ussishkin and V. Tzaferis). Qadmoniot 4 (1971), pp. 86-90 (Hebrew).

Pleshet, Philistines: The Material Culture. Encyclopedia Miqra’it, Vol. 6 (1971), pp. 500-509 (Hebrew).

Anthropoid Clay Coffins from a Late Bronze Age Cemetery near Deir el-Balah (Preliminary Report). Israel Exploration Journal 23 (1973), pp. 129-146.

Another Female Mourning Figurine from the Lachish Region. Eretz-Israel 11 (Dunayevsky Volume) (1973), pp. 120-121.

Philistine Material Culture and Its Mycenaean Affinities. Acts of the International Archaeological Symposium: The Mycenaeans in the Eastern Mediterranean. Nicosia (1973), pp. 187-188.

Provenance of the Deir el-Balah Coffins (with I. Perlman and F. Asaro). Israel Exploration Journal 23 (1973), pp. 147-151.

Deir el-Balah. Encyclopedia of Archaeological Excavations in the Holy Land, Vol. 1, Jerusalem (1975), pp. 324-328.

The High Place of Athienou in Cyprus. Temples and High Place in Biblical Times. Jerusalem (1977), pp. 963-968.

Tell Qasile. Encyclopedia of Archaeological Excavations in the Holy Land, Vol. 4, Jerusalem (1978).

Forked Bronze Butts from Palestine and Egypt. Israel Exploration Journal 26 (1979), pp. 20-34.

Minoan Elements and Influence at Athienou, Cyprus. Acts of the International Archaeological Symposium: The Relations between Cyprus and Crete ca. 2000-500 B.C. Nicosia (1979), pp. 173-177.

Lost Outpost of Ancient Egypt. National Geographic 162 (1982), pp. 739-769.

What We Know About the Philistines. Biblical Archaeology Review 8 (1982), pp. 20-44.

Chronique Archéologique: Khirbet el-Muqana (Tel Miqne) (with S. Gitin). Revue Biblique 89 (1982), pp. 235-238; 92 (1985), pp. 408-413; 93 (1988), pp. 228-239.

Miqne (with S. Gitin). Israel Exploration Journal 32 (1982), pp. 150-153; 33 (1983), pp. 127-129; 35 (1985), pp. 67-71; 36 (1986), pp. 104-107; 37 (1987), pp. 63-66.

Tel Miqne (Ekron). Report of the 1981-82 Excavation Seasons (with S. Gitin). American Schools of Oriental Research Newsletter 6 (1983), pp. 12-17.

Tel Miqne-Ekron (with S. Gitin). Excavations and Surveys in Israel 1 (1982), pp. 74-75; 3 (1984), pp. 78-80; 4 (1985), pp. 72-74; 5 (1986), pp. 74-75.

Tel Miqne-Ekron (with S. Gitin), Hadashot Arkheologiyot 80-81 (1982), pp. 34-36; 84-85 (1984), pp. 39-40; 87 (1986), pp. 35-36; 89 (1987), pp. 44-46 (Hebrew).

Deir el-Balah, the Final Campaign. National Geographic Research Reports 1 (1983), pp. 20-44.

Some Aspects of the Appearance of the Sea Peoples and Philistines in Canaan. Griechenland, die Agäis und die Levant, ed. S. Deger-Jalkotzy. Vienna (1983), pp. 99-120.

The Philistines Reconsidered. Biblical Archaeology Today. Jerusalem (1985), pp. 165-176.

The Rise and Fall of Ekron of the Philistines (with S. Gitin). Biblical Archaeologist 50 (1987), pp. 197-222.

The Arrival of the Sea Peoples: Cultural Diversity in Early Iron Age Canaan. Recent Excavations in Israel: Studies in Iron Age Archaeology. Annual of the American Schools of Oriental Research 49 (1989), pp. 1-44.

Iron Knives from Tel Miqne-Ekron. Eretz-Israel 20 (Yadin Volume) (1989), pp. 154-163 (Hebrew).

Ekron of the Philistines (with S. Gitin). Biblical Archaeology Review 16, No.1 (1990), pp. 20-26.

Ekron of the Philistines, Part I: Where They Came From, How They Settled Down and the Place They Worshipped. Biblical Archaeological Review 16, No.1 (1990), pp. 26-36.

Bronze Wheels from Tel Miqne-Ekron. Eretz-Israel 23 (Biran Volume) (1990), pp. 20-26.

Ekron (with S. Gitin). The Anchor Bible Dictionary, Vol. 2, ed. D.N. Freedman. New York (1992), pp. 415-422.

Social Dislocation and Cultural Change in the 12th Century B.C.E. The Crisis Years: The 12th Century B.C., eds. W.A. Ward and M. Joukowsky, Dubuque, Iowa (1992), pp. 93-98.

Tel Miqne (with S. Gitin). The New Encyclopedia of Archaeological Excavations in the Holy Land, Vol. 3. Jerusalem (1992), pp. 997-1004 (Hebrew).

Archaeology and the Study of Cultural Diversity. Biblical Archaeology Today, 1990. Jerusalem 1993, pp. 723-724.

A Double-headed Bronze Linchpin from Tel Miqne-Ekron. Eretz-lsrael 24 (Malamat Volume) (1993), pp. 62-67 (Hebrew).

Ekron (with S. Gitin). The New Encyclopedia of Archaeological Excavations in the Holy Land, Vol. 3. Jerusalem (1993), pp. 1051-1059.

Tel Miqne-Ekron: The Rise and Fall of a Philistine City (with S. Gitin). Qadmoniot 105-106 (1994), pp. 2-28 (Hebrew).

The Philistine as Other: Biblical Rhetoric and Archaeological Reality (with R.L. Cohn). The Other in Jewish Thought and History, eds. C.J. Silberman and R.L. Cohn. New York (1994), pp. 74-90.

Tel Miqne-Ekron: The Aegean Affinities of the Sea Peoples (Philistines) Settlement in Canaan in Iron Age I in Recent Excavations in Israel: A View to the West, ed. S. Gitin. Archaeological Institute of America No.1 (1995), pp. 41-59.

An Early Phoenician Cache from Tel Miqne-Ekron. Eretz-lsrael 25 (Aviram Volume) (1996), pp. 147-150 (Hebrew).

Tel Miqne (with S. Gitin), Vol. 4, pp. 30-35; Philistines, Early Philistines, Vol. 4, pp. 310-311. The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East. New York (1997).

A Royal Dedication Inscription from Tel Miqne-Ekron (with S. Gitin and Y. Naveh). Qadmoniot 113 (1997), pp. 38-43 (Hebrew).

Tel Miqne-Ekron: An Iron Age I Philistine Settlement in Canaan. The Archaeology of Israel, Peoples and Cultures of Ancient Israel: Recent Archaeological Discoveries, eds. N.A. Silberman and D.B. Small. Sheffield (1997), pp. 96-106.

An Early Phoenician Cache from Ekron. Hesed Ve-emet: Studies in Honor of Ernest S. Frerich, eds. J. Magness and S. Gitin. Atlanta (1998), pp. 259-272.

Initial Philistine Settlement: From Migration to Coexistence. Mediterranean Peoples in Transition, eds. S. Gitin, A. Mazar and E. Stern. Jerusalem (1998), pp. 148-161.

The Pottery. Tel Miqne-Ekron, Report on the 1995-1996 Excavations in Field XNW (Limited Edition Series No.7), eds. N. Bierling and S. Gitin. Jerusalem (1998), pp. 20-51.

Reflections on the Initial Phase of Philistine Settlement. The Sea Peoples and Their World: A Reassessment, ed. E. Oren. University Museum Monograph 108, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia (2000), pp. 139-152.

Bronze and Iron Objects with Cultic Connotations from the Philistine Temple Building “350” at Ekron. Israel Exploration Journal 52 (2002), pp. 1-27.

A Decorated Ivory Lid from Tel Miqne-Ekron. Eretz-Israel 27 (Tadmor Volume) (2003), pp. 83-91 (Hebrew).

The Aegean and the Orient: Cultic Interactions. Symbiosis and Symbolism and the Power of their Past: Canaan, Ancient Israel and their Neighbors from the Late Bronze Age through Roman Palaestina: The W.F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research and the American Schools of Oriental Research Centennial Symposium, Jerusalem 2000, eds. W.G. Dever, S. Gitin and W. Aufrect. Winona Lake, IN (2003).

Female Figurines from the Deir el-Balah Settlement and Cemetery. The Amihai Mazar Festschrift, eds. P. de Miroschedji and A. Maeir. Winona Lake, IN (in press).