Classics and Archaeology Virtual Museum

Jericho

Objects from Jericho appear to come from three tombs. All but one were assigned UM numbers in the Account Books, and a number were included in Jamieson 1988.

Some of the objects were published by K Kenyon. Excavations at Jericho I: The tombs excavated in 1952-4. British School of Archaeology at Jerusalem (1960).

Undated and unsigned exhibition notes found in the files about Tomb A94 at Jericho: "The Jericho tomb can be considered fairly typical of the Proto-Urban period: a circular rock-cut cave entered down a vertical shaft. The tomb was found to contain over a hundred disarticulated skeletons; skulls had been arranged around the walls of the tomb, while long bones had been piled up in the centre and cremated. With the bones were found many kinds of ceramic vessels, including shallow bowls, small juglets with vertical handles, large jars with ledge- or loop-handles (the latter a survival from the Ghassulian, the former an innovation that was to become a hallmark of the Early Bronze Age), and jars with lugs and side-spouts. All the vessels are handmade and plain. Kenyon chose Tomb A94 as most typical of her Proto-Urban A culture, which may have emerged sometime around 3300 BC in the south of the country."

Jamieson (page 2) reports that a carbon 14 date for cremation remains from Tomb A94 dates it to circa 3200 BC.

Accession

Type

Other no.

Previous no.

Tertiary inscription

1960.0021

Cooking pot

Tomb A94

UM0802

J Tomb M4 4 (circled).802

1960.2260

Bowl

Tomb A94

UM0402

J Tomb A94 53 (circled)

1960.2261

Bowl (shallow)

Tomb A94

UM0404

J Tomb A94 229 (circled). UM 404

1960.0018

Juglet

Tomb A94

UM0403

J Tomb A94 156 (circled); 167 IA10.2007A

1960.0017

Juglet

Tomb A94

UM0401

J Tomb A94 42 (circled). UM 401

1960.0019

Bowl

Tomb A94

 

J TOMB A94 1262; IA10.20.162?

1960.0020

Bowl

Tomb A94

UM0405

J TOMB A94 263405

1960.0030

Bowl

Tomb A136

UM1001

J Tomb A136 12 (circled). 1001

1960.0032

Lamp

Tomb A136

UM1002

J Tomb A136 30 (circled). 1002

1960.0031

Juglet

Tomb A136

UM1003

J Tomb A136 37 (circled). 1003

1960.0029

Goblet

Tomb A136

UM1004

J Tomb A136 48 (circled). 1004

1960.0036

Juglet

Tomb A136

UM1005

J Tomb A136 57. UM 1005

1960.0035

Bowl

Tomb D12

UM0601

J Tomb D12 7 (circled). MU 601

1960.0037

Juglet

Tomb D12

UM0602

J Tomb D12 93 (circled). MU 602

1960.0034

Juglet

Tomb D12

UM0603

J Tomb D12 110 (circled). MU 603

1960.2262

Jug

Tomb D12

UM0604

J Tomb D12 243 (circled). UM 604

1960.0033

Juglet

Tomb D12

UM0605

J Tomb D12 286. UM 605

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