JUDEAN DESERT CAVES

   
   

The discovery of a hoard of 429 exquisitely crafted objects of copper, ivory and haematite in the Cave of the Treasure in the Judean Desert radically changed thinking about the technological achievements of the Chalcolithic period. The natural conditions in this and other caves in the region resulted in the preservation of inorganic and organic materials, including basketry, cordage, floral remains, textiles, leather, wood and human skeletal remains from the Chalcolithic period and the time of the Bar-Kokhba revolt (ca. 132 CE).

Judean Desert Caves I. Survey and Excavations 1960 [a bound offprint from the Israel Exploration Journal] (1961) Price: $10 ($7.50 to IES members). Postage $5

 

 
Judean Desert Caves II. Surveys and Excavations 1961 [a bound offprint from the Israel Exploration Journal] (1962) Price: $10 ($7.50 to IES members). Postage $5

 

 
The Finds from the Bar Kokhba Period in the Cave of the Letters, Y. Yadin (1963) 31 x 23.5, hard cover, 299 pp., 108 plates, map Price: $40 ($30 to IES members). Postage $13

 

 
The Cave of the Treasure, P. Bar-Adon (1980) 31 x 23.5, hard cover, 253 pp. Price: $48 ($36 to IES members). Postage $13

 

 
See also Dead Sea Scrolls