Iron Age beehives at Tel Rehov in the Jordon valley

Amihai Mazar, Dvory Namdar, Nava Panitz-Cohen, Ronny Neumann, Steve Weiner

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

13 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Beehives were discovered in a densley built area in the Iron Age city of Rehov (tenth-ninth century BC). They consisted of hollow clay cylinders, each with a little hole at one end (for the bee) and a removable lid at the other (for the bee keeper). These beehives, the earliestfound in the Near East, were identified by analogy with examples pictured on Egyptian tombs and in use by traditional peoples. The suggested identification was confirmed by chemical analysis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)629-639
Number of pages11
JournalAntiquity
Volume82
Issue number317
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2008

Fingerprint

Iron Age
Bees
Beehives
Egyptians
Hole
Near East
9th Century
Cylinder
Chemical Analysis
Tombs

Keywords

  • Apiary
  • Beehives
  • Honey
  • Iron age
  • Israel
  • Jordan
  • Southern Levant

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Archaeology
  • Arts and Humanities(all)

Cite this

Mazar, A., Namdar, D., Panitz-Cohen, N., Neumann, R., & Weiner, S. (2008). Iron Age beehives at Tel Rehov in the Jordon valley. Antiquity, 82(317), 629-639.

Iron Age beehives at Tel Rehov in the Jordon valley. / Mazar, Amihai; Namdar, Dvory; Panitz-Cohen, Nava; Neumann, Ronny; Weiner, Steve.

In: Antiquity, Vol. 82, No. 317, 09.2008, p. 629-639.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Mazar, A, Namdar, D, Panitz-Cohen, N, Neumann, R & Weiner, S 2008, 'Iron Age beehives at Tel Rehov in the Jordon valley', Antiquity, vol. 82, no. 317, pp. 629-639.
Mazar A, Namdar D, Panitz-Cohen N, Neumann R, Weiner S. Iron Age beehives at Tel Rehov in the Jordon valley. Antiquity. 2008 Sep;82(317):629-639.
Mazar, Amihai ; Namdar, Dvory ; Panitz-Cohen, Nava ; Neumann, Ronny ; Weiner, Steve. / Iron Age beehives at Tel Rehov in the Jordon valley. In: Antiquity. 2008 ; Vol. 82, No. 317. pp. 629-639.
@article{dd057dfe430647f8bf4f54ee6e97212b,
title = "Iron Age beehives at Tel Rehov in the Jordon valley",
abstract = "Beehives were discovered in a densley built area in the Iron Age city of Rehov (tenth-ninth century BC). They consisted of hollow clay cylinders, each with a little hole at one end (for the bee) and a removable lid at the other (for the bee keeper). These beehives, the earliestfound in the Near East, were identified by analogy with examples pictured on Egyptian tombs and in use by traditional peoples. The suggested identification was confirmed by chemical analysis.",
keywords = "Apiary, Beehives, Honey, Iron age, Israel, Jordan, Southern Levant",
author = "Amihai Mazar and Dvory Namdar and Nava Panitz-Cohen and Ronny Neumann and Steve Weiner",
year = "2008",
month = "9",
language = "English",
volume = "82",
pages = "629--639",
journal = "Antiquity",
issn = "0003-598X",
publisher = "Antiquity Ltd",
number = "317",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Iron Age beehives at Tel Rehov in the Jordon valley

AU - Mazar, Amihai

AU - Namdar, Dvory

AU - Panitz-Cohen, Nava

AU - Neumann, Ronny

AU - Weiner, Steve

PY - 2008/9

Y1 - 2008/9

N2 - Beehives were discovered in a densley built area in the Iron Age city of Rehov (tenth-ninth century BC). They consisted of hollow clay cylinders, each with a little hole at one end (for the bee) and a removable lid at the other (for the bee keeper). These beehives, the earliestfound in the Near East, were identified by analogy with examples pictured on Egyptian tombs and in use by traditional peoples. The suggested identification was confirmed by chemical analysis.

AB - Beehives were discovered in a densley built area in the Iron Age city of Rehov (tenth-ninth century BC). They consisted of hollow clay cylinders, each with a little hole at one end (for the bee) and a removable lid at the other (for the bee keeper). These beehives, the earliestfound in the Near East, were identified by analogy with examples pictured on Egyptian tombs and in use by traditional peoples. The suggested identification was confirmed by chemical analysis.

KW - Apiary

KW - Beehives

KW - Honey

KW - Iron age

KW - Israel

KW - Jordan

KW - Southern Levant

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=53449084123&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=53449084123&partnerID=8YFLogxK

M3 - Article

VL - 82

SP - 629

EP - 639

JO - Antiquity

JF - Antiquity

SN - 0003-598X

IS - 317

ER -