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Itamar Taxel

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Monographs

  1. Tal, O. and Taxel, I. In press (2015). Samaritan Cemeteries and Tombs in the Central Coastal Plain: The Archaeology and History of the Samaritan Settlement outside Samaria (ca. 300–700 CE) (Ägypten und Altes Testament 82). Mü nster.
  2. Taxel, I. 2009. Khirbet es-Suyyagh: A Byzantine Monastery in the Judaean Shephelah (Salvage Excavation Reports 6). Tel Aviv. [ISSN 1565-5407; 261 pages, 27x21 cm two-column format; paperback].
    Rev. by Patrich, J. 2011. Journal of Roman Archaeology 24: 870-872.
  3. Tal, O. and Taxel, I. 2008. Ramla (South): An Early Islamic Industrial Site and Remains of Previous Periods (Salvage Excavation Reports 5). Tel Aviv. [ISSN 1565-5407; 264 pages, 27x21 cm two-column format; paperback].
    Rev. by Burke, K.S. 2011. Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research 361: 101-102.

Peer-Reviewed Articles in Scholarly Journals

  1. Fischer, M. and Taxel, I. 2014. Yavneh-Yam in the Byzantine-Early Islamic Transition: the Archaeological Remains and Their Socio-Political Implications. Israel Exploration Journal 64.2: 212-242.
  2. Tal, O. and Taxel, I. 2014. Samaritan Burial Customs outside Samaria: Evidence from Late Roman and Byzantine Cemeteries in the Southern Sharon Plain. Zeitschrift des Deutschen Palästina-Vereins 130.2: 155-180 and Pls. 19-29.
  3. Taxel, I. 2014. Luxury and Common Wares: Socio-Economic Aspects of the Distribution of Glazed Pottery in Early Islamic Palestine. Levant 46.1: 118-139.
  4. Tal, O., Taxel, I. and Jackson-Tal, R.E. 2013. Khirbet al-Hadra: More On Refuse Disposal Practices in Early Islamic Palestine and Their Socio-Economic Implications. Bulletin of the Anglo-Israel Archaeological Society 31: 117-148.
  5. Taxel, I. 2013. Identifying Social Hierarchy through House Planning in the Villages of Late Antique Palestine: The Case of Horvat Zikhrin. Antiquité Tardive 21: 149-166.
  6. Taxel, I. 2013. Rural Settlement Processes in Central Palestine, ca. 640-800 C.E.: The Ramla-Yavneh Region as a Case Study. Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research 369: 157-199.
  7. Taxel, I. 2013. The Byzantine-Early Islamic Transition on the Palestinian Coastal Plain: A Re-evaluation of the Archaeological Evidence. Semitica et Classica 6: 73-106.
  8. Taxel, I. 2013. The Olive Oil Economy of Byzantine and Early Islamic Palestine: Some Critical Notes. Liber Annuus 63: 361-394.
  9. Taxel, I., Iserlis, M. and Yannai, E. 2013. The Inside Out of Childhood Archaeology: Petrographic and X-ray Analysis of Early Islamic Ceramic Rattles from Mishmar David (Israel) and Their Cultural Implications. Journal of Eastern Mediterranean Archaeology and Heritage Studies 1.3: 219-227.
  10. Yannai, E. and Taxel, I. 2013. Excavations at Hulda (Mishmar David), a Byzantine and Early Islamic Period Rural Settlement. Qadmoniot 146: 89-95 (Hebrew).
  11. Taxel, I. 2011. Ramat Rahel in the Islamic Periods: An Unknown History Comes to Light. In: Lipschits, O., Gadot, Y., Arubas, B. and Oeming, M. Palace and Village, Paradise and Oblivion: Unraveling the Riddles of Ramat Rahel. Near Eastern Archaeology 74.1: 44-45.
  12. Taxel, I. and Fantalkin, A. 2011. Egyptian Coarse Ware in Early Islamic Palestine: Between Commerce and Migration. Al-Masãq 23.2: 77-97.
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  14. Gophna, R., Paz, Y. and Taxel, I. 2010. Al-Maghar – An Early Bronze Age Walled Town in the Lower Soreq Valley and the EB IB–II Sequence in the Central Coastal Plain of Israel. Bulletin of the Anglo-Israel Archaeological Society 28: 9-37.
  15. Tal, O. and Taxel, I. 2010. A Re-appraisal of the Archaeological Findings at Tel Hashash: On the Archaeology of the Yarqon Estuary from Classical Times to Late Antiquity. Palestine Exploration Quarterly 142: 95-126.
  16. Farhi, Y., Gadot, Y., Ilan, D., Pincus–Ben-Avraham, J., Taxel, I., Tsfania, L. and Bachar, S. 2009. The Givat Sher-Modi‘in Community-Based Excavation: Preliminary Report on the 2004–6 Seasons. Bulletin of the Anglo-Israel Archaeological Society 27: 89-147.
  17. Taxel, I. 2009. Late Byzantine/Early Islamic Stamped Jar Handles from Jerusalem and Tel Qatra. Israel Exploration Journal 59: 185-193.
  18. Fischer, M. and Taxel, I. 2008. Rural Settlement in the Vicinity of Yavneh in the Byzantine Period: A Religio-Archaeological Perspective. Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research 350: 7-35.
  19. Tal, O. and Taxel, I. 2008. An Early Islamic Period Flax Processing Installation. Qadmoniot 135: 39-44 (Hebrew).
  20. Taxel, I. 2008. A Unique Medieval (?) Ceramic Vessel Found off the Mediterranean Coast of Israel. Michmanim 21: 55-64 (Hebrew; English summary pp. 27*-28*).
  21. Taxel, I. 2008. An Uncommon Type of Smoking Implement from Ottoman Palestine. Palestine Exploration Quarterly 140: 39-53.
  22. Taxel, I. 2008. Rural Monasticism at the Foothills of Southern Samaria and Judaea in the Byzantine Period: Asceticism, Agriculture and Pilgrimage. Bulletin of the Anglo-Israel Archaeological Society 26: 57-73.
  23. Fischer, M. and Taxel, I. 2007. Ancient Yavneh: Its History and Archaeology. Tel Aviv 34: 204-284.
  24. Gophna, R., Taxel, I. and Feldstein, A. 2007. Kafr ‘Ana: A Rural Settlement in the Lod Valley. Salvage Excavation Reports 4: 3-138.
  25. Taxel, I. 2007. A Christian Ceramic Basin from Jerusalem. Liber Annuus 57: 521-527.
  26. Taxel, I. 2007. Application-Decorated Bowls: A Cultural Characterisation of the Pagan and Christian Population of Jerusalem in the Late Roman and Byzantine Periods. Israel Exploration Journal 57: 170-186.
  27. Taxel, I. 2006. A Persian through Late Ottoman Period Site at Mazor (El‘ad). Salvage Excavation Reports 3: 15-21.
  28. Taxel, I. 2006. A Salvage Excavation and Survey at the Environs of Mazor. Salvage Excavation Reports 3: 22-39.
  29. Taxel, I. 2006. Ceramic Evidence for Beekeeping in Palestine in the Mamluk and Ottoman Periods. Levant 38: 203-212.
  30. Taxel, I. 2006. Hurvat es-Suyyagh – a Byzantine Monastery in the Northeastern Judaean Shephelah. Judea and Samaria Research Studies 15: 169-183 (Hebrew; English summary pp. xviii-xix).
  31. Taxel, I. and Feldstein, A. 2006. Khirbet Ibreica: A Rural Settlement in the Southeastern Sharon Plain. Salvage Excavation Reports 3: 40-68.
  32. Gophna, R., Taxel, I. and Feldstein, A. 2005. A New Identification of Ancient Ono. Bulletin of the Anglo-Israel Archaeological Society 23: 167-176.

Chapters in Peer-Reviewed Scholarly Collections

  1. Taxel, I. 2013. Late Antique Archaeology in the Holy Land: Evolution, Fieldwork Methods and Post-Excavation Analyses. In: Lavan, L. and Mulryan, M. (eds.). Field Methods and Post-Excavation Techniques in Late Antique Archaeology (Late Antique Archaeology Vol. 9). Leiden. Pp. 157-186.
  2. Taxel, I. 2012. Additional Note on the Late Islamic Earrings. In: Fischer, M. Horvat Mesad: A Way-Station on the Jaffa-Jerusalem Road (Monograph Series of the Institute of Archaeology, Tel Aviv University, No. 30). Tel Aviv. Pp. 204-205.
  3. Taxel, I. 2012. Pottery, II. Strata III-I: The Byzantine, Early Islamic and Mamluk/Ottoman Periods. In: Fischer, M. Horvat Mesad: A Way-Station on the Jaffa-Jerusalem Road (Monograph Series of the Institute of Archaeology, Tel Aviv University, No. 30). Tel Aviv. Pp. 135-152.
  4. Taxel, I. 2012. The Persian Through Ottoman Remains. In: Gadot, Y. and Yasur-Landau, A. Qiryat Shemona (S). Fort and Village in the Hula Valley (Salvage Excavation Reports 7). Tel-Aviv. Pp. 120-136.
  5. Taxel, I. 2011. ‘Aroer in the Hellenistic and Early Roman Periods. In: Thareani, Y. Tel ‘Aroer. The Iron Age II Caravan Town and the Hellenistic-Early Roman Settlement. The Avraham Biran (1975-1982) and Rudolph Cohen (1975-1976) Excavations (Annual of the Nelson Glueck School of Biblical Archaeology, Hebrew Union College–Jewish Institute of Religion, No. 8). Jerusalem. Pp. 315-411.
  6. Taxel, I. 2009. Between Jaffa and Apollonia – the Tel Aviv Area in the Late Roman, Byzantine and Early Islamic Periods. In: Ayalon, E. (ed.). The Hidden History of Tel Aviv. Tel Aviv. Pp. 112-139 (Hebrew).
  7. Taxel, I. 2005. Yavneh – History and Archaeology. In: Fischer, M. (ed.). Yavneh, Yavneh-Yam and their Neighborhood. Studies in the Archaeology and History of the Judean Coastal Plain. Tel Aviv. Pp. 139-170 (Hebrew; English summary pp. xiv-xv).

Papers Presented at Scientific Meetings Published in Peer-Reviewed Proceedings

  1. Taxel, I. and Iserlis, M. 2014. Two-Part Ceramic Incense Burners in Late Roman and Byzantine Palestine: Technological, Regional and Ethno-Religious Aspects. In: Fischer-Genz, B., Gerber, Y. and Hamel, H. (eds.). Roman Pottery in the Near East. Local Production and Regional Trade. Proceedings of the Round Table Held in Berlin, February 19th-20th, 2010 (Roman and Late Antique Mediterranean Pottery 3). Oxford. Pp. 159-169.
  2. Taxel, I. 2013. From Prosperity to Survival: Rural Monasteries in Palestine in the Transition from Byzantine to Muslim Rule (Seventh Century AD). In: Preston, P.R. and Schö rle, K. (eds.). Mobility, Transition and Change in Prehistory and Classical Antiquity. Proceedings of the Graduate Archaeology Organisation Conference on April 4th-5th, 2008 at Hertford College, Oxford, UK (BAR International Series 2534). Oxford. Pp. 145-154.
  3. Tal, O. and Taxel, I. 2012. Socio-Political and Economic Aspects of Refuse Disposal in Late Byzantine and Early Islamic Palestine. In: Matthews, R. and Curtis, J. (eds.). Proceedings of the 7th International Congress of the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East, April 12th-16th, 2010, the British Museum and UCL, London, Vol. 1: Mega-Cities & Mega-Sites, the Archaeology of Consumption & Disposal, Landscape, Transport & Communication. Wiesbaden. Pp. 497-518.

Encyclopedia Entries and Reports

  1. Fischer, M. and Taxel, I. 2013. Jamniah/Yavneh. In: Bagnall, R.S. et al. (eds.). The Encyclopedia of Ancient History, Vol. 7. Malden, MA. Pp. 3567-3568.

Reports

  1. Tal, O. and Taxel, I. 2009. Ramla (South): Preliminary Report. Hadashot Arkheologiyot—Excavations and Surveys in Israel 121. [http://www.hadashot-esi.org.il/report_detail_eng.asp?id=1303&mag_id=115].
  2. Fischer, M. and Taxel, I. 2006. Yavne: Survey Map. Hadashot Arkheologiyot–Excavations and Surveys in Israel 118. [http://www.hadashot-esi.org.il/Report_Detail_Eng.aspx?id=437&mag_id=111]
  3. Taxel, I. and Feldstein, A, 2006. Khirbet Ibreica. Hadashot Arkheologiyot–Excavations and Surveys in Israel 118. [http://www.hadashot-esi.org.il/Report_Detail_Eng.aspx?id=433&mag_id=111]
  4. Taxel, I. 2006. Mazor (El‘ad). Hadashot Arkheologiyot–Excavations and Surveys in Israel 118. [http://www.hadashot-esi.org.il/Report_Detail_Eng.aspx?id=440&mag_id=111]
  5. Gorzalczany, A. and Taxel, I. 2001. Tel Shalaf (Northwest). Hadashot Arkheologiyot—Excavations and Surveys in Israel 113: 73*.

Forthcoming Publications

  1. Taxel, I. Palestine in the Early Islamic Period: Towards a More Fine-Tuned Recognition of Settlement Patterns and Social Dynamics. In: Walker, B.J. (ed.). The Oxford Handbook of Islamic Archaeology. Oxford.
  2. Taxel, I. Pots and People from East to West: A Rare Early Islamic Glazed Lidded Bowl from a Monastic Site near Jericho, and Its Cultural and Historical Context. Archäologischer Anzeiger 2014.2 (2014).
  3. Taxel, I. The Rural Settlements. In: Patrich, J., Limor, O. and Newman, H. (eds.). The Holy Land in Late Antiquity. Jerusalem (Hebrew).