oberlin

Oberlin College, OH, USA

Tomb #A 7S

  • Shaft tomb with 2 chambers
  • 13 pots: $247 [1]Lapp, Nancy. 1977. Correspondence from Nancy Lapp to ASOR Corporation Representatives 1977, Lapp-ASOR December 1977, ASOR Archives.
  • Not on display
  • Educational purposes: Yes

The entryways to both chambers were poorly preserved and the blocking stones were both missing. The south chamber was roughly round in shape. The pile of human remains, left of the center of the chamber contained 3 skull fragments (perhaps a single adult). Four impressions in the silt deposit on the floor may indicate the original positions of the associated ceramic vessels. Three figurines were found with the human remains, two on the edge of the pile and one in the center. Schaub and Rast (1989: 64) note a possible intrusion of an EB IB small juglet decorated with painted lines. They suggest the shaft maybe have been reopened.

For further information on the Oberlin Tomb Group see the following by Julian Hirsch: “Researching Oberlin’s collection of Bab adh-Dhra’ vessels and documenting how they came to be acquired by the college

Schaub, R. Thomas and Walter E. Rast. 1989. Bab edh-Dhra’. Excavations in the Cemetery Directed by Paul W. Lapp (1965-67). Reports of the Expedition to the Dead Sea Plain, Jordan, Volume 1. Winona Lake, IN: Eisenbrauns.

References

References
1 Lapp, Nancy. 1977. Correspondence from Nancy Lapp to ASOR Corporation Representatives 1977, Lapp-ASOR December 1977, ASOR Archives.