The mycenaean pottery

In total, five Mycenaean vessels and one derivative of Syro-Palestinian manufacture have been published from Tell Deir 'Alla (see Catalogue IV). One of these five vessels (cat. no. 2) may have a Minoan origin.11 Since none of the pots has been subject to scientific provenance research, the origin of the vessels cannot be established with certainty. However, in view of the provenances for Mycenaean pottery in Palestine in general, it is conceivable that most of the vessels at Deir 'Alla were produced on the Peloponnese.12

names have been suggested for the site itself. 10 Franken 1992, 167-178.

8 Franken 1992, 152-162; Van der Kooij & Ibrahim 11 Warren & Hankey 1989, 161. 1989, 80. Cf. also Kafafi 1977, 464-465. 12 See chapter 2.

9 Franken 1992, 105-109.

• = Mycenaean stirrup jar ■ = Mycenaean flask •* = imitation stirrup jar

• = Mycenaean stirrup jar ■ = Mycenaean flask •* = imitation stirrup jar

Fig. 7.2 Mycenaean pottery in the Late Bronze Age buildings on the northern slope (stratum E).

It is certain that these six examples constitute all the Aegean-style pottery from the Late Bronze Age that has been found at Deir 'Alla. The excavations of the Bronze Age levels on the northern slope have been fully published.13 Moreover, the special attention of the excavators for pottery makes it unlikely that any Mycenaean sherds have been thrown away or remained unnoticed. Some of the excavations in the south-western part of the site have been discussed in a preliminary report only.14 According to the excavators, Aegean-type pottery has, so far, not been found in this part of the site.15

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