Tel Achziv was at the intersection of maritime and terrestrial cultures during the Bronze and Iron Ages. Situated on a major route connecting the Phoenician kingdoms and the Southern Levantine coast, it dictated its important role in the settlement layout. Achziv thus became a place of economic imperial interest and potential conflict throughout history. The site is a perfect case study for exploring the function and use of a medium-size port town along the Mediterranean coast. Moreover, it is one of the last important Phoenician sites of Iron Age Palestine that has not yet been substantially investigated.
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Northern Israel, close to the town of Nahariya
Middle Bronze II, Iron II, Roman, Crusader, Ottoman
Dr. Michael Jasmin, archaeologist and associate of the CNRS-UMR 8167 laboratory in France.
Dr. Yifat Thareani, archaeologist, Nelson Glueck School of Biblical Archaeology, Hebrew Union College in Jerusalem, Israel.
Dr. Philippe Abrahami, Assyriologist at the University of Lumière Lyon 2, France.