Mycenaean IIIC:1 Pottery in Philistia: Four Decades of Research
Trude Dothan & David Ben-Shlomo in A.E. Killebrew & G. Lehmann (eds), 2013. The Philistines and other ‘Sea Peoples’ in Text and Archaeology [Archaeological and Biblical Studies 15], Atlanta/Georgia, 29-35.
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Philistine pottery was recognized over a hundred years ago and was linked to the material culture of the Philistines during the early Iron Age in Philistia. Trude Dothan’s work (1982) summarized the Aegean characteristics of this culture and created a comprehensive framework for it, based on the information available up to the early 1970s. However, the identification of another class of pottery during the late 1960s, the Mycenaean IIIC:1 or Philistine Monochrome, marked a new stage in the research of the Philistine material culture. The appearance of this pottery unquestionably sheds new light on cultural and chronological aspects of the Philistines in particular and on wider issues in the southern Levant of the twelfth century b.C.E. This paper will outline the progress of research on the Mycenaean IIIC:1 pottery in the past four decades from its initial discovery to the present and discuss its implications.