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DAAHL Site Record for Deir Alla:

DAAHL SITE #: 353200267
SIZE: 40000
ELEVATION: -220
SITE NAME: Tall Deir Alla
LATITUDE: 32.19660
LONGITUDE: 35.62120
NOTES: Elevation from Google Elevation Service.


Site Components:
PERIOD FEATURE TYPE SIZE (ha) DESCRIPTION
Unspecified Multi-Period Stratified Site (Tell or Khirbet)
Unspecified Other or Unspecified Inscription 0
Late Chalcolithic Sherd / Flint Scatter 0
Late Chalcolithic Multi-Period Stratified Site (Tell or Khirbet)
Late Chalcolithic Village Site (No Fortifications) 0
EB Sherd / Flint Scatter 0
EB Multi-Period Stratified Site (Tell or Khirbet)
MB Multi-Period Stratified Site (Tell or Khirbet)
MB Storage Facility / Silo 0
MB IIb/c Sherd / Flint Scatter 0
MB IIb/c Stratified Material Culture with No Structures 0
MB IIb/c Multi-Period Stratified Site (Tell or Khirbet)
LB I Sherd / Flint Scatter 0
LB I Multi-Period Stratified Site (Tell or Khirbet)
LB I Village Site (No Fortifications) 0
LB I Temple / Shrine 0
LB I Sanctuary / High Place 0
LB IIa/b Sherd / Flint Scatter 0
LB IIa/b Multi-Period Stratified Site (Tell or Khirbet)
LB IIa/b Village Site (No Fortifications) 0
LB IIa/b Temple / Shrine 0
LB IIa/b Sanctuary / High Place 0
LB IIa/b Other or Unspecified Inscription 0
Iron I Sherd / Flint Scatter 0
Iron I Multi-Period Stratified Site (Tell or Khirbet)
Iron I Village Site (No Fortifications) 0
Iron I Smelting Site / Slag Heap / Dross 0
Iron IIa/b Sherd / Flint Scatter 0
Iron IIa/b Multi-Period Stratified Site (Tell or Khirbet)
Iron IIa/b Village Site (No Fortifications) 0
Iron IIa/b Temple / Shrine 0
Iron IIa/b Aramaic Inscription 0
Iron IIc Sherd / Flint Scatter 0
Iron IIc Multi-Period Stratified Site (Tell or Khirbet)
Iron IIc Village Site (No Fortifications) 0
Iron IIc Temple / Shrine 0
Iron IIc Tabun / Oven 0
Persian (Iron III) Sherd / Flint Scatter 0
Persian (Iron III) Multi-Period Stratified Site (Tell or Khirbet)
Mamluk Sherd / Flint Scatter 0
Mamluk Multi-Period Stratified Site (Tell or Khirbet)
Early Ottoman Multi-Period Stratified Site (Tell or Khirbet)
Early Ottoman Grave 0


Condition Report: 1996-12-14
OVERALL CONDITION: Fair
OVERALL RATING: Preservation Recommended
CUMULATIVE RISK: Unknown / Not Noted
SEVERITY OF RISK: Unknown
NOTES: the sanctuary has been destroyed by earthquakes Inscribed tablets in the LB sanctuary. LB Sanctuary destroyed by earthquake shortly after 1200 BC., based on Egyptian faience vase with cartouche of Queen Tawsert (1214-1194 B.C.) found on floor. Arama
DATE VISITED: 1996-12-14
ENTERED BY: H.A/QF
DATE ENTERED: 1996-12-14
Threats in this Condition Report:
THREAT: Road or Highway (construction)
THREAT SEVERITY: Severe damage or total loss
THREAT: Quarrying
THREAT SEVERITY: Little or no damage
THREAT: Cultivation
THREAT SEVERITY: Little or no damage
THREAT: Erosion - General
THREAT SEVERITY: Severe damage or total loss
THREAT: Construction - General
THREAT SEVERITY: Severe damage or total loss
THREAT: Water Control Facility / Structure (operation)
THREAT SEVERITY: Little or no damage
THREAT: Other Development
THREAT SEVERITY: Severe damage or total loss
THREAT: Other Human Impacts - Other
THREAT SEVERITY: Little or no damage

Disturbances in this Condition Report:
DISTURBANCE: Archaeological Excavation
RISK: Unknown / Not Noted
TIMING: Unknown
DISTURBANCE: Bulldozing
RISK: Unknown / Not Noted
TIMING: Unknown
DISTURBANCE: Modern Tombs/Cemetery
RISK: Unknown / Not Noted
TIMING: Unknown

 
References:
REFERENCE: ABBADI S.1979
TITLE: Ein neues ammonitisches Siegel
SERIAL NAME: ZDPV 95,p.36-38,fig.1,pl.4.
REFERENCE: CAQUOT A. & LEMAIRE A.1977
TITLE: Les textes arameens de Deir 'Alla
SERIAL NAME: Syria 54,p.189-208.
REFERENCE: DELCOR M.1981
TITLE: Le texte de Deir 'Alla et les oracles bibliques de Bala'am
SERIAL NAME: VT 32,p.74-95.
REFERENCE: DOTHAN T.1982
TITLE: The Philistines and Their Material Culture , Jerusalem.
REFERENCE: FITZMYER J.A.1978
TITLE: Review of HOFTIJZER & VANDER KOOIJ
SERIAL NAME: Catholic Biblical Quarterly 40,p.93-95.
REFERENCE: FRANKEN H.J. & KALSBEEK J.1969
TITLE: Excavations at Tell Deir 'Alla. I: a Stratigraphical and Analytical Study of the Early Iron Age Pottery , Leiden. (= DMOA 16)
REFERENCE: FRANKEN H.J.1960
TITLE: The Excavations at Deir 'Alla in Jordan
SERIAL NAME: VT 10,p.386-393,pl.1-16.
REFERENCE: FRANKEN H.J.1961a
TITLE: Opgravingen in Bijbelse Grond (Deir 'Alla) , Leiden.
REFERENCE: FRANKEN H.J.1961b
TITLE: The Excavations at Deir 'Alla in Jordan : 2nd Season
SERIAL NAME: VT 11,p.361-372,1 fig.,23 pls.
REFERENCE: FRANKEN H.J.1962
TITLE: The Excavations at Deir 'Alla in Jordan : 3rd Season
SERIAL NAME: VT 12,p.379-382.
REFERENCE: FRANKEN H.J.1964a
TITLE: The Stratigraphic Context of the Clay Tablets Found at Deir 'Alla
SERIAL NAME: PEQ 96,p.73-78,figs.1-3,pls.14-15.
REFERENCE: FRANKEN H.J.1964c
TITLE: Clay Tablets from Deir 'Alla, Jordan
SERIAL NAME: VT 15,p.377-379,figs.,pl.1.
REFERENCE: FRANKEN H.J.1964d
TITLE: Excavations at Deir 'Alla, Season 1964 : Preliminary Report
SERIAL NAME: VT 14,p.417-422,pls.1-10.
REFERENCE: FRANKEN H.J.1965a
TITLE: A Bronze Age Shrine and Unknown Script
SERIAL NAME: ILN April 17,p.34-35,figs.1-6.
REFERENCE: FRANKEN H.J.1965b
TITLE: Iron Age Jordan Village
SERIAL NAME: ILN May 1,p.27,figs.1-4.
REFERENCE: FRANKEN H.J.1965c
TITLE: Chronique archeologique : Tell Deir 'Alla
SERIAL NAME: RB 72,p.262-267,pls.16-17.
REFERENCE: FRANKEN H.J.1965d
TITLE: A Note on how the Deir 'Alla tablets were written
SERIAL NAME: VT 15,p.150-152,fig.
REFERENCE: FRANKEN H.J.1965e
TITLE: A Reply
SERIAL NAME: VT 15,P.535-536.
REFERENCE: FRANKEN H.J.1967a
TITLE: Nieuwe vondsten in "Palestina". Problemen bij het opgraven van een tekst
SERIAL NAME: Natuur en Techniek 35:10,p.336-342,7 figs.
REFERENCE: FRANKEN H.J.1967b
TITLE: Texts from the Persian Period of Tell Deir 'Alla
SERIAL NAME: VT 17,p.480-481,pl.
REFERENCE: FRANKEN H.J.1968
TITLE: For the Old Testament : New Clues?
SERIAL NAME: ILN July 20,p.30-31,figs.1-5.
REFERENCE: FRANKEN H.J.1975b
TITLE: Deir 'Alla, Tell
SERIAL NAME: EAEHL 1,p.321-324,3 figs.
REFERENCE: FRANKEN H.J.1976
TITLE: Archaeological Evidence relating to the Interpretation of the Text = HOFTIJZER & VAN DER KOOIJ,p.3-16.
REFERENCE: FRANKEN H.J.1979b
TITLE: The Identity of Tell Deir 'Alla, Jordan
SERIAL NAME: Akkadica 15,p.11-15,1 fig.
REFERENCE: FRANKEN H.J.1982b
TITLE: A Technological Study of Iron Age I Pottery from Tell Deir 'Alla
SERIAL NAME: SHAJ 1,p.141-144.
REFERENCE: GITIN S.1982
TITLE: Report from Jerusalem
SERIAL NAME: BA 45,p.55-57,2 figs.
REFERENCE: GLUECK N.1943d
TITLE: Three Israelite Towns in the Jordan Valley : Zarethan,Succoth,Zaphon
SERIAL NAME: BASOR 90,p.2-23,map p.3.
REFERENCE: HACKETT J.1984a
TITLE: The Balaam Text from Deir 'Alla , Chico California. (= HSM 31)
REFERENCE: HACKETT J.1984b
TITLE: The Dialect of the Plaster Text from Tell Deir 'Alla
SERIAL NAME: Or 53,p.57-65.
REFERENCE: HIRSCH H.1966
TITLE: Ausgrabungen in Tell Der 'Alla
SERIAL NAME: AfO 21,p.201-202,fig.78.
REFERENCE: HOFTIJZER J.1976
TITLE: The Prophet Balaam in a 6th Century Aramaic Inscription
SERIAL NAME: BA 39:1,p.11-17,1 fig.
REFERENCE: KAUFMAN S.A.1980
TITLE: Review Article "The Aramaic Texts from Deir 'Alla"
SERIAL NAME: BASOR 239,p.71-74.
REFERENCE: KOCHAVI M.1968
TITLE: The Excavations at Tell Deir Alla
SERIAL NAME: Qadomoniot 1,p.130-131. (Hebrew)
REFERENCE: KOENIG J.1983
TITLE: La declaration des dieux dan l'inscription de Deir Alla (I,2)
SERIAL NAME: Semitica 33,p.77-88.
REFERENCE: LAPP P.W.1969
TITLE: Biblical Archaeology and History , New York-Cleveland.
REFERENCE: LAPP P.W.1970c
TITLE: Review of H.J.FRANKEN, Excavations at Tell Deir 'Alla I, 1969
SERIAL NAME: VT 20,p.243-256.
REFERENCE: LEMAIRE A.1984
TITLE: Compte rendu de J.A.Hackett, "The Balaam Text From Deir 'Alla",HSM 31, Chicago, 1984
SERIAL NAME: Syria 61,p.141-144.
REFERENCE: LEMAIRE A.1985a
TITLE: Fragments from the Book of Balaam Found at Deir 'Alla
SERIAL NAME: The Biblical Archaeology Reader 11:5,p.26-39.
REFERENCE: LEMAIRE A.1985b
TITLE: L'inscription de Balaam trouve a Deir 'Alla : epigraphie
REFERENCE: LEMAIRE A.1985c
TITLE: Les inscriptions de Deir 'Alla et la litterature arameenne antique
REFERENCE: LEVINE B.A.1981
TITLE: The Deir 'Alla Plaster Inscriptions
SERIAL NAME: JAOS 101,p.195-205.
REFERENCE: MCCARTER P.K.1980
TITLE: The Balaam Texts from Deir 'Alla : The First Combination
SERIAL NAME: BASOR 239,p.49-60.
REFERENCE: MCCLELLAN T.1975
TITLE: Quantitative Studies in the Iron Age Pottery of Palestine, 2 vols., Ann Arbor University Microfilms. (Doctoral Thesis)
REFERENCE: MELLAART J.1962
TITLE: Preliminary Report of the Archaeological Survey in the Yarmuk and Jordan Valley for the Point Four Irrigation Scheme
SERIAL NAME: ADAJ 6-7,p.126-157,pls.24-32.
REFERENCE: MILLARD A.R.1978
TITLE: Epigraphic Notes, Aramaic and Hebrew
SERIAL NAME: PEQ 110,p.23-26,pl.4.
REFERENCE: MUELLER H.P.1982
TITLE: Die aramaische Inschrift von Deir 'Alla und die alteren Bileamspruche
SERIAL NAME: ZAW 94,p.214-244.
REFERENCE: NAVEH J.1979
TITLE: Review : J.Hoftijzer and G. van der Kooij, with contributions byH.J.Franken, V.B.Mehra, J.Voskuil and J.A.Mosk : "Aramaic Textsfrom Deir 'Alla
SERIAL NAME: IEJ 29,p.133-136.
REFERENCE: SAUER J.A.1976b
TITLE: Pottery Techniques at Tell Deir 'Alla. (Review of H.J.Franken, J.Kalsbeek, "Potters of a Medieval Village in the Jordan Valley",1975)
SERIAL NAME: BASOR 224,p.91-94.
REFERENCE: VAN ZEIST W. & HEERES J.A.H.1973
TITLE: Paleobotanical Studies of Deir 'Alla, Jordan
SERIAL NAME: Paleorient 1,p.21-37,figs.1-16,tables 1-6.
REFERENCE: VANDEN BRANDEN A.1965a
TITLE: Essai de dechiffrement des inscriptions de Deir Alla
SERIAL NAME: VT 15,p.129-150.
REFERENCE: VANDEN BRANDEN A.1965b
TITLE: Comment lire les textes de Deir Alla
SERIAL NAME: VT 15,p.532-535.
REFERENCE: WEIPPERT H. & WEIPPERT M.1982
TITLE: Die "Bileam"-Inschrift von Tell Der 'Alla
SERIAL NAME: ZDPV 98,p.77-103,fig.1.
REFERENCE: WEIPPERT M.1964
TITLE: Archaologischer Jahresbericht
SERIAL NAME: ZDPV 80,p.150-193,figs.1-8.
REFERENCE: WEIPPERT M.1966
TITLE: Archaologischer Jahresbericht
SERIAL NAME: ZDPV 82,p.274-330,figs.1-3,pl.35.
REFERENCE: WENNING R.1981
TITLE: Griechische Importe in Palastina aus der Zeit vor Alexander desGroszen. Vorbericht uber ein Forschungsprojekt
SERIAL NAME: Boreas 4,p.29-46.
REFERENCE: WILHELM G.1970b
TITLE: Tell Der 'Alla
SERIAL NAME: AfO 23,p.172-173.
REFERENCE: YOYOTTE J.1962
TITLE: Un souvenir du pharaon Taousert en Jordanie
SERIAL NAME: VT 12,p.464-469.