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Tell es-Sa'Idiyeh, Jordan excavation records

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Summary Information

Repository:
University of Pennsylvania: Penn Museum Archives
Creator:
Pritchard, James B. (James Bennett), 1909-1997
Title:
Tell es-Sa'Idiyeh, Jordan excavation records
Date [inclusive]:
1964-1968
Call Number:
1034
Extent:
5 Linear feet
Language:
English
PDF Version:

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Biography/History

James Bennett Pritchard was a distinguished professor and archaeologist at the University of Pennsylvania and the University Penn Museum. During his tenure, Pritchard participated in numerous excavation sites and archaeological digs. Pritchard also published several books and articles during his career. As a professor of Religious Thought and curator of the Syro-Palestinian section of the University Museum, Pritchard influenced many people in the world of archaeology. Dr. Pritchard was born in Louisville, Kentucky in 1909. He went to Asbury College where he received an A.B. in 1930. After graduating from Asbury, his next collegiate step was to Drew University in New Jersey. At Drew, he received a Bachelor’s in Divinity in 1935. Finally, it was at the University of Pennsylvania that Pritchard received his Doctorate in 1942. His dissertation, Palestinian Figurines in Relation to Certain Goddesses Known through Literature, was later published by the American Oriental Society. After his dissertation, Pritchard taught at Crozer Theological Seminary from 1942 to 1954 (where he taught Martin Luther King Jr.) and the Church Divinity School of the Pacific from 1954 to 1962. He also taught classes at the American School of Oriental Research in Jerusalem and the American University of Beirut. It was in 1962 that Dr. Pritchard returned to The University of Pennsylvania as a professor in Religious Thought. Pritchard was not just a class room professor. He participated at many sites including excavations at Dibon, Gibeon, Tell-es- Sai’diyeh and Sarepta. During his years as curator of Syro-Palestinian archaeology, Pritchard kept busy by writing numerous books and published articles. Some of his more famous books are Ancient Near Eastern Texts Relating to the Old Testament, Archaeology and the Old Testament, and The Times Atlas of the Bible. Others include Gibeon, Where the Sun Stood still and Recovering Sarepta, a Phoenician City. Pritchard’s academic accolades did not go unseen. Pritchard was awarded various honors including The Gold medal for Distinguished Archaeological Achievement from the Archaeological Institute of America and the Benjamin Franklin Medal for Distinguished Achievement in the Humanities and Sciences from the American Philosophical Society. Along with these awards, Pritchard received an honorary doctorate of Theology from The Royal University of Uppsala in Sweden. He was also accepted into the Institute for Advanced Studies at Princeton.

In 1997, Dr. James Bennett Pritchard died. As a scholar, educator, and friend he was mourned by many. William P. Anderson, a former student wrote, “James B. Pritchard was a major figure in the study of the peoples and civilizations of the ancient Near East. He contributed significantly to the advancement of knowledge through his teaching, his speaking, his writing, and his excavations.”

Administrative Information

Publication Information

University of Pennsylvania: Penn Museum Archives

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Controlled Access Headings

Form/Genre(s)
  • Card catalogs
  • Field notes
  • Site plans
Geographic Name(s)
  • Jordan
Personal Name(s)
  • Pritchard, James B. (James Bennett), 1909-1997
Subject(s)
  • Antiquities
  • Archaeology--Architecture, ancient--Pyramids
  • Archaeology--Burials
  • Material culture
  • Plans and drawings
  • Radiocarbon dating

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Collection Inventory

Administration, 1964-1968.

Box

Correspondence 1964-1968.

1

Antiquity Law, Jordan 1964-1968.

1

Excavation License 1966.

1

Workers Instructions 1964-1968.

1

Attendence and Payroll 1965.

1

Equipment Lists 1965-1967.

1

Packing List 1966.

1

Shipping Lists 1966.

1

Reports, 1964-1968.

Box

Jordan Valley Reconnaissance 1964-1968.

1

First Season 1964.

1

Second Season 1965.

1

Third Season 1966.

1

Fourth Season 1967, 196.

1

Tombs 1964-1968.

1

Persian Period Palace 1964-1968.

1

English Translation of Arabic Summery 1964-1968.

1

Miscellaneous 1964-1968.

1

Field Notebooks, 1964-1968.

Box

Field Book 1 1964 (J.B. Pritchard).

4

Field Book 2 1964 (J.E. Huesman).

4

Field Book 4 1964 (Lagarce).

4

Field Book 5 1964 (Tom McClellan).

4

Field Book 6 1964 (Gustav Materna).

4

Field Book 7 1964.

4

Field Book 8 1964.

4

Field Book 9 1964.

4

Field Book 11 1964 (Robert Smith).

4

Field Book 12 1964 (Lagarce).

4

Field Book 1 1965 (J.B. Pritchard).

4

Field Book 2 1965 (J.E. Huesman).

4

Field Book 3 1965 (A.G. Halaby).

4

Field Book 3a 1965 (A.G. Halaby).

4

Field Book 4 1965 (Ruth C. Matson).

5

Field Book 5 1965 (Joseph J.V.).

5

Field Book 6 1965 (William Stiebring).

5

Field Book 8 1965 (John Van Seters).

5

Field Book 9 1965 (Stephan Kroll).

5

Field Book 10 1965 (Safwan).

5

Field Book 11 1965 (M.A.).

5

Field Book 1 1966 (J.B. Pritchard).

5

Field Book 2 1966 (J.E. Huesman).

5

Field Book 3 1966 (T.L. McClellan).

5

Field Book 4 1966 (Matson).

5

Field Book 5 1966 (Ottosson).

5

Field Book 6 1966 (Proulx).

5

Field Book 7 1966 (Huot).

5

Field Book 8 1966 (Fink).

5

Field Book 10 1966 (Tarawne).

5

Field Book 2 1967 (J.E. Huesman).

6

Field Book 4 1967 (Kheir Yassin).

6

Field Book 6 1967 (Pierre Proulx).

6

Field Book 7 1967 (A. Sandberg).

6

Field Book 8 1967 (P. King).

6

Field Book 9 1967 (G. Jeeninga).

6

Field Book 10 1967 (Mohammed Abusaud).

6

Working Notes, 1964-1968.

Box

By Soundings 1964.

1

Areas 14 and 23 1964.

1

Cooking Pots, Floor 4 1964-1968.

1

Bowls, Floor 4 1964-1968.

1

Storage Jars, Floor 4 1964-1968.

1

Jugs and Juglets, Floor 4 1964-1968.

1

Pottery and Objects 1964-1968.

1

Pottery Comparisons 1964-1965.

1

Carbon Dating, 1964-1968.

Box

Correspondence 1964-1965.

1

Item Cards 1964-1965.

1

Item Lists 1964-1965.

1

Test Results 1964-1965.

1

Catalog/Lists, 1964-1968.

Box

Pottery and Objects 1964-1965.

1

Object by House and Floor (2-4) 1964-1965.

1

List of Objects Drawn 1964.

1

Object List By Tombs 1964.

2

List: Floor 3 1967.

2

Pottery and Objects 1964-1968.

2

1964 Photos.

2

Photos: 300-307, 309-315, 316A 1964-1968.

2

Photos: R300-R323 1964-1968.

2

Catalog Cards by Number, 1964-1968.

Box

S1-S620 1964.

7

S700-S988 1965.

7

S1000-S1270 1966.

7

S1300-S1420 1967.

7

Catalog Cards by Area, 1964-1968.

Box

Soundings 1-23.

8

Cemetery Area: Locus 101-144.

8

Stratum I.

8

Stratum II.

8

Stratum III.

8

Stratum III Area 31 Acropolis.

8

Stratum IV.

8

Stratum V.

8

Stratum VI.

8

Stratum VII.

8

Stratum VIII.

8

Undetermined Area 23/32.

8

Photographs, 1964-1968.

Box

Excavations: Area 23.

3

Excavations: Area 32.

3

Excavations: Houses and Buildings.

3

Excavations: Stairway.

3

Excavations: Tombs.

3

Excavations: Misc.

3

General View of the Tell.

3

Object Drawings.

3

Objects: Figurines.

3

Objects: Impressions.

3

Objects: Ivory.

3

Objects: Jewelry.

3

Objects: Metal.

3

Objects: Pottery.

3

Objects: Stone.

3

Objects: Misc.

3

Plans.

3

Workers.

3

Excavation Photos by Area.

9

Object Photos by Type.

10

Plans and Drawings, 1964-1968.

Box

Sections: Area 23 1964.

2

Plans and Sections: Area 23 1965.

2

Sections: Area 23 1967.

2

Sections: Area 31 1966.

2

Sections: Area 32 1965.

2

Plans Miscellaneous.

2

Pottery, Floor 2 1964-1968.

2

Pottery, Floor 2B 1964-1968.

2

Pottery, Floor 3 1964-1968.

2

Pottery, Floor 4 1964-1968.

2

Pottery: Summit, Stratum II-V 1964-1968.

2

Pottery: S50-S249 1964-1968.

2

Pottery: S250-S349 1964-1968.

2

Pottery: S350, S700-S789, S810-S988, S1039, S1054-S1090, S1103-S1149 1964-1968.

2

Pottery: "Doubtful Evidence" 1964-1968.

2

Pottery 1964-1968 (1 of 2).

2

Pottery 1964-1968 (2 of 2).

3

Fibula, Misc. Bone, Shells 1964-1968.

3

Figurines 1964-1968.

3

Metal blades, Misc. Metal Objects 1964-1968.

3

Stone Objects 1964-1968.

3
Spindle whorls, stoppers, disks 1964-1968.
3
Map-case
Objects: Publication drawings, The Cemetary.
M-44-3

Fig. 3. Tomb 101.

Fig. 4. Tomb 101.

Fig. 5. Tomb 102.

Fig. 19/20. Tomb 101, 104, 107, 111, 112.

Fig. 46B. Pottery from various Tombs.

Map-case
Misc. Object Drawings.
M-44-8

Pen and Ink Rendering of Metal Jar.

Stone Incest Burners Drawing.

Pottery Drawing, 1964.

Mixed Pottery Drawings (4 sheets).

Mixed Glass Drawings (4 sheets).

Plans: Publication drawings, Excavations on the Tell.
M-44-11

Fig. 180. Plan of Stratum IV.

Fig. 181. Section of East Balk of Areas 23 and 32, Strata VII-IV.

Fig. 182. Plan of Stairway with Sections A-A and B-B.

Fig. 183. Section of Central Wall of Stairway.

Plan of Stratum III, Area 31.

Fig. 185. Plan of Stratum III, Area 31.

Plan of Stratum II, Area 31.

Plan of Stratum II, Area 31.

Cistern 1964-1968.
3
Map-case
Plans: Publication drawings, Excavations on the Tell.
M-44-10

Fig. 176. Contour Map of the Tell.

Fig. 177. Plan of Stratum XII; Area 23.

Plan, F/6-2/9.

Plan, Stratum VI, Area 23.

Fig. 178. Plan of Stratum VI, Area 23.

Fig. 179. Plan of Stratum VI, Area 32.

Plan of Stratum V, Area 32.

Plan of Stratum V, Area 32.

Plan of Stratum V, Area 32 (Xerox copy).

Plan of Stratum V, Area 32 (Xerox copy).

Kraters 1964-1968.

3
Graves and Tombs 1964-1968.
3
Map-case
Plans: Published Tombs and Graves, The Cemetery, 1964.
M-44-16

Grave 105 Lower.

Grave 105 Upper.

Grave 107.

Grave 108.

Grave 109.

Grave 109 South.

Grave 122.

Grave 110.

Grave 111.

Grave 112.

Grave 113.

Grave 115.

Grave 101.

Grave 102.

Objects: tombs, original drawings 1964-1968.

3
Map-case
Objects: Publication drawings, Excavations on the Tell, 1964-1966, (1of 2).
M-44-1

Fig. 1. Pottery from Stratum VII.

Fig. 2. Pottery from Stratum VII.

Fig. 3. Pottery from Stratum VII.

Fig. 4. Pottery from Stratum VII.

Fig. 5. Pottery from Stratum VII.

Fig. 7. Pottery from Stratum VI.

Fig. 8. Pottery from Stratum VI.
Map-case
Plans: Misc.
M-44-13

Square 32, Floor 1, C/G-8, 1965.

Area 31, E/6-7/9, 1966 (2 sheets).

Misc. Plan No Info.

Area 17, 1964.

Floor 2B, C/E-9,10,1,5,6,7.

Tomb Area, Areas 17 and 18, 1965.

Tomb Area, Areas 17 and 18, A/D-5/9, 1965 (2 sheets).

Area 23, Floor 2, C/G-3/8, 1964 (3 sheets).

Floor 1, Squares 23 and 32, C/G-8/10, 1/7, Stratum IV (4 sheets).

Area 31, A/E-5/8, 1966.

Area 23, Floor 1, C/G-3/5, 1964 (2 sheets).

C/G-8/10, 1/8 (2 sheets).

Objects: Publication drawings, Excavations on the Tell, 1964-1966 (2 of 2).
M-44-2

Fig. 11. Pottery from Stratum V.

Fig. 14. Pottery from Stratum V.

Fig. 15. Pottery from Stratum IV.

Fig. 16. Pottery and Other Objects from Stratum IV.

Fig. 17. Pottery from Stratum IV.

Fig. 19. Pottery from Strata II.

Fig. 20. Pottery from Strata II.

Objects drawings of Tell Es Sa' Ideyeh Excavation.
M-44-4

Bronze Tripod and Fragments: Tomb 101.

Bronze Sword and Dagger: Tomb 102.

Beads: Tomb 101.

Beads: Tomb 101.

Beads: Tomb 111.

Ivory Flasks: Tomb 101.

Cosmetic Spoon.

Box and Cover.

Bowl, Strainer, and Jug.

Objects: Misc, Large, Inked Drawings (7 Sheets; Mixed Pottery) 1964.

M-44-5
Objects: Pencil Drawings 1 of 2.
M-44-6

Profile Mixed Pottery Drawings on Paper (13 sheets).

Profile Mixed Pottery Drawings on Paper (6 Sheets).

Profile Iron Object.

Objects: Pencil Drawings 2 of 2.
M-44-7

Iron Object Drawing on Paper.

Iron Object Drawing on Graph Paper.

Profile Mixed Pottery Drawing on Graph Paper.

Profile Mixed Pottery Drawings on Elongated Paper (23 sheets).

Profile Mixed Pottery Drawings on Large Paper (9 Sheets).

Stone Object Drawings on Paper (4 sheets).

Objects: Misc. Drawings.
M-44-8

Pen and Ink Rendering of Metal Jar.

Stone incest Burners Drawing.

1964 Pottery Drawing.

Mixed Pottery Drawings (4 sheets).

Mixed Glass Drawings (4 sheets).

Site Plans.
M-44-9

Contour Map of the Tell.

Contour Map of the Tell with Demarcations of Excavated Areas.

Contour Map of the Tell with Demarcations of Excavated Areas.

Contour Map of the Tell with Demarcations of Excavated Areas (Large Inked Drawing).

Plans: Publication drawings, Excavations on the Tell.
M-44-12

Fig. 184A. Sounding 4, Section looking South.

Sounding 4, Section looking South.

Fig. 184B. Sounding 1, Section looking South.

Sounding 1, Section looking South.

Fig. 184C. Sounding 3, Section looking East.

Sounding 3, Section looking East.

Fig. 187. Plan of Stratum I.

Fig. 187 (Left) Plan of Stratum I.

Plan of Stratum I.

Fig. 189. Plan of Surface Structures in Area 32.

Plan of Surface Structures in Area 32.

Fig. 188. Plan of City Wall on Surface of Tell.

Plan of City Wall on Surface of Tell.

Plans: Large Sections.
M-44-14

Pencil Drawing on Graph Paper (No info).

Pencil Drawing on Graph Paper (No info).

Pencil Drawing on Graph Paper, 31-A/B-5, looking North.

Pencil Drawing on Graph Paper, 31-A/B-6, looking South.

Pencil Copy 31-A/B-6.

Inked, Partial 31-A/B-6.

Inked Drawing, Section D-D.

Section 23, E-6/8, Looking West, 1964. Ink.

Section 23, D-8/10, Looking East, 1964. Ink.

Section 23, G-2/G-1, 32-G-10, Looking East. Ink.

Section 23 E-E, 1, 10. Inked.

Section 23 C-C, 4, 5. Inked.

Sections: Small Inked drawings.
M-44-15

23-G-5, Looking South, 1964.

23-C-4, Looking East, 1964.

23-D-3, Looking East, 1964 (2 sheets).

23-D-3, Looking South, 1964.

23-D-3, Looking West, 1964.

23-D-4/5, Looking East, 1964.

23-D-5, Looking North, 1964.

23-D-5, Looking East, 1964 (2 sheets).

23-D-6, Looking East, 1964.

23-D-6/7, Looking West, 1964.

23-D/C-4, Looking South, 1964.

23-D/E-5, Looking West, 1964.

23-E-4, Looking East, 1964.

23-E-4, Looking South, 1964.

23-E-4, Looking West, 1964.

23-E-5, Looking West, 1964.

23-G-4, Looking East, 1964.

23-G-4/5/6, Looking East, 1964.

31-B-7/31-C-7, Looking North, 1964.

31-B-7/31-C-7, Incomplete, no date.

31-C-10, Balk, no date.

31-C-8/9, West Balk, no date.