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The following list, largely taken from Stern (1994), contains numerous scholarly books and articles relating to the excavations and materials recovered from Tel Dor, as well as topics that are directly relevent to archaeology at Tel Dor.

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Stern, E.
-Dor--Ruler of the Seas (2nd Edition, Jerusalem, 2000) (Hebrew and English).
-"Dor," in Stern, E. (ed.), The New Encyclopedia of Archaological Excavations in the Holy Land (1993), pp. 357-368.

Ben-Dov, M.
-"Napha--A Geographical Term of Possible 'Sea People' Origin," Tel Aviv 3 (1976): 70-73.
Cook, S. A.
-"A Review of the Materials for the History of Dor by G. Dahl," Palestine Exploration Fund Quarterly Statement (1915): 205-206.

Dahl, G.
-"The Materials for the History of Dor," Transactions of the Connecticut Academy of Arts and Sciences 20 (1915): 1-181.

Dietrich, M. and Loretz, O.
-"Das seefahrende Volk von Sikilia," Ugarit Forschungen 10 (1978): 53-56.

Dothan, T. and Dothan, M.
-People of the Sea, 1992

Goedicke, H.
-The Report of Wenamun (Baltimore, 1975).

Gilboa, A., and I. Sharon.
-"Dor in the Iron I Period--A Port and Trading Emporium Under Cultural and Economic Changes." In E. Regev (ed.), New Studies on the Coastal Plain--Annual Symposium of the Department of the Study of the Land of Israel, 1997. Pp. 12-33. Ramat Gan (Hebr.)

Luciana, F.
-"Dor," Biblia e Oriente 6 (1964): 207-218.

Margalith, O.
-"Dor and En-Dor," Zeitschrift fur Alttestamentliche Wissenschaft 97 (1985): 109-110.

Nibbi, A.
-Wenamun and Alashia Reconsidered (Oxford, 1985).

Rainey, A. F.
-"Toponomic Problems," TA 9 (1982): 133-135.

Sneh, Y. and Klein, M.
-"Holocene Sea Level Changes at the Coast of Dor, Southeast Mediterranean," Science 226 (1984): 831-832.

Sandars, Nancy K.
-The Sea People, 1978.

Wilson, J. A.
-"The Journey of Wen Amon to Phoenicia," in: Pritchard, J. B. (ed.), Ancient Near Eastern Texts Relating to the Old Testament, (Princeton, 1969), pp. 25-29.

Reports of Early Excavations

Dauphin, C. M.
-"Dor Byzantine Church," Israel Exploration Journal 29 (1972): 235-236; 31 (1981): 117-119; 34 (1984): 271-274.

Fitzgerald, G. M.
-"Tantura (Dora)," Bulletin of the British School of Jerusalem 7 (1925): 80-98.

Garstang, J.
-"Tantura (Dora)," BBSJ 4 (1924): 35-47; 6 (1924): 65-75.

Leibowitz, J.
-"The Reliquary Column of Dor," Christian News from Israel 5 (1954): 22-23.

Preliminary Reports

Stern, E.
-"Tel Dor," IEJ 30 (1980): 209-213; 32 (1982): 107-117; 33 (1983): 117-119, 259-261; 35 (1985): 60-64; 36 (1986): 101-104; 37 (1987): 201-211; 41 (1991): 46-61; (1992): 33-40; 43 (1993): 126-150.
-"Tel Dor," Excavations and Surveys in Israel 1 (1982): 22-25; 2 (1983): 25-28; 3 ( 1984): 21-25; 4 (1985): 21-24; 5 (1986): 24-27; 6 (1987/88): 49-53; 7-8 (1988/89): 43-49.
-"The Excavations at Tel Dor," in: Lipinski, E. (ed.), The Land of Israel: Crossroads of Civilization (Leuven, 1985), pp. 169-192.
-"New Evidence from Dor for the First Appearance of the Phoenicians Along the Northern Coast of Israel," Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research 279 (1990): 27-34.
-"Phoenicians Sikils and Israelites in the Light of Recent Excavations at Dor," in Lipinski, E. (ed.), Studia Phoenicia XI: Phoenicia and the Bible (Leuven, 1991), pp. 85-94.
-"Dor, les maitres de la mer," Le monde de la Bible 79 (1992), pp. 33-40.
-"The Many Masters of Dor," Biblical Archaeology Review 19/1 (1993): 24-31, 76; 19/2 (1993): 18-29; 19/3 (1993): 38-49.

Stewart, A.
-"A Death at Dor," BAR 19/2 (1993): 31-36.
-"Victory on the Harbor," BAR 27/4 (2001): 17

Final Reports

Stern, E. et al.
-"The Excavations at Tel Dor Areas A and C," Qedem (Reports of the Institute of Archaeology of the Hebrew University) Vols. I and II (1996).


Berg, J. E.
-"The Temple at Tel Dor, Israel," M.A. Thesis, California State University (Sacramento, 1986)
Sharon, I.
-"Phoenician and Greek Ashlar Construction Techniques at Tel Dor, Israel," BASOR 267 (1987): 21-42.
-"The Fortifications of Dor and the Transcription from the Israeli-Syrian concept of Defense to the Greek Concept," Qadmoniot 24 (1991): 105-113 (Hebrew).

Stern, E.
-"The Walls of Dor," IEJ 38 (1988): 6-14.
-"Hazor, Dor and Megiddo in the Time of Ahab and Under Assyrian Rule," IEJ 40 (1990): 12-30.


Peleg, J.
-"Two Aqueducts to Dor," in: Amit, D. et al(eds.), Ancient Aqueducts in Israel (Jerusalem, 1990), pp. 109-114 (Hebrew).

Scott, B. J.
-The Aqueduct at Tel Dor, A Historical and Descriptive Analysis M.A. Thesis, California State University (Sacramento, 1988)

Cult and Ritual

Stern, E.
-"A Favissa of a Phoenician Sanctuary from Tel Dor," Journal of Jewish Studies 33=Essays in Honour of Yigael Yadin (Oxford, 1982), pp. 35-54.
-"Two Favissae from Tel Dor, Israel," in: Bonnet, C., Lipinski, E. and Marchetti, P. (eds.), Studia Phoenicia Vol. IV=Religio Phoenicia (Namur, 1986), pp. 277-287.
-"The Beginning of the Greek Settlement in Palestine in Light of the Excavations at Tel Dor," in: Gitin, S. and Dever, W. G. (eds.), Recent Excavations in Israel; Studies in Iron Age Archaeology, Annual of the American Schools of Oriental Research 49 (1989): 107-124.


Fischer, T.
-"Tryphons verfehlter Sieg von Dor," Zeitschrift fur Papyrologie und Epigraphik 93 (1992): 29-30

Gera, D.
-"Triphon's Sling Bullet from Dor," IEJ 35 (1985): 153-163.

Shatzman, I.
-"Ballista Stones from Tel dor and the Artillery of the Greco-Roman World," Qadimoniot 24 (1991): 94-104 (Hebrew).


-"Assyrian Pottery at Dor and the Status of the Town During the Assyrian Occupation Period." EI 25: 122-35. (Hebrew with English summary).
-"Iron Age I Pottery Evolution at Dor - Regional Contexts and the Cypriote Connection." In S. Gitin, A. Mazar, and E. Stern (eds.) Proceedings of the International Congress: Mediterranean People in Transition (thirteenth - tenth centuries B.C.E.). Pp. 413-15. Jerusalem.

Gilboa, A.
-"New Finds at Tel Dor and the Beginning of Cypro-Geometric Pottery Import to Palestine," IEJ 39 (1989): 204-218.
-The Pottery of Dor During the Assyrian Occupation Period, M.A. Dissertation (Hebrew University, Jerusalem, 1992) (Hebrew).
-"Assyrian-Type Pottery at Dor and the Status of the Town During the Assyrian Occupation Period," Eretz Israel 25 (in press) (Hebrew, with English abstract).
Gunneweg, J. and Perlman, I.
-"Hellenistic Braziers from Israel: Results of Pottery Analysis," IEJ 34 (1984): 232-238.

Guz-Silberstein, B.
-"Drinking Vessels from Tel Dor," Qadmoniot 22 (1989): 39-41 (Hebrew).

Hershkovitz, M.
-"Miniature Ointment Vases from the Second Temple Period," IEJ 36 (1986): 45-51.

Iacovou, Maria
-"Additions to the Corpus of Eleventh Century B.C. Pictorial Pottery." in: Etairea Kypriakon Spoudon Studies in Honour of Vassos Karageorghis (Nicosia, 1992), pp. 217-226.

Rahmani, L.Y.
-"Hellenistic Brazier Fragments from Israel," IEJ 34 (1984): 224-231.
Rosenthal-Heginbottom, R.
-"Notes on Hellenistic Braziers from Tel Dor," Qadmoniot 14 (1981): 110-111 (Hebrew).
-"Greek Classical Lamps and their Imitation in the Eastern Mediterranean-Questions of Chronology," Praktika (1988): 297-301.

Yellin, J.
-"The Origin of Some Cypro-Geometric Pottery from Tel Dor," IEJ 39 (1989): 219-227.


Delavault, B. and Lemaire, A.
-"Les inscriptions pheniciennes de Palestine," Rivista di Studi Fenici 7 (1979): 19, No. 39, Pl. XI.
Gera, D. and Cotton H. M.
-"A Dedication from Dor to a Governor of Syria," IEJ 41 (1991): 258-266.

Naveh, J.
-"Unpublished Phoenician Inscriptions from Palestine," IEJ 37 (1987): 25-30.
-"Phoenician Ostraca from Tel Dor," in: Gitin, S. (ed.), Jonas G. Greenfield Festchrift (in press)


Stern, E.
-"Phoenician Finds from Tel Dor, Israel," RSF 19 (1991): 97-105.
Wenning, R.
-"Hellenistische Skulpturen in Israel," Boreas (1983): 105-108.


Ariel, D. T. et al.
-"A Group of Stamped Hellenistic Storage Jar Handles from Dor," IEJ 35 (1985): 135-182.
Avigad, N.
-"The Priest of Dor," IEJ 25 (1975): 101-10
-"A Hebrew Seal Depicting a Sailing Boat," BASOR 246 (1982): 59-62.

Haran, M.
-"A Temple at Dor?" IEJ 27 (1977): 12-15.

Stern, E.
-"Two Phoenician Glass Seals from Tel Dor," Journal of the Ancient Near Eastern Society of Columbia University 16/17 (1984/85) The Elias Bickerman Festschrift, pp. 213-216.


Meshorer, Y.
-"The Coins of Dora," Israel Numismatic Journal 9 (1986/87): 59-72.

Purple Dye Industry

Karmon, Nira and Spanier, E.
-"Remains of a Purple Dye Industry found at Shiqmona," IEJ 38 (1988): 184-186.

Lanigan, L. R.
-The Purple Dye Industry at Tel Dor, Israel M.A. Thesis in Anthropology at California State University (Sacramento, 1989).

Marine Archaeology

Kingsley, Sean and Raveh, Kurt
-The Ancient Harbor and Anchorage at Dor, Israel: Results of the Underwater Surveys 1976-1991, BAR International Series (Oxford, 1996).
-"Lower Dor, 1991-1992." IEJ 44: 250-53.
-"Stone Anchors from Byzantine Contexts in Dor Harbour." IJNA 23: 1-12.
-The Ancient Harbour and Anchorage at Dor, Israel. Results of the Underwater Surveys, 1976-1991 (BAR International Series S 626). Oxford.

Linder, E.
-"The Ma'agan-Michael Shipwreck Excavation--First Season 1988," University of Haifa Center for Maritime Studies News 16 (1989): 6-8.
Misch-Brandl, O. (ed.)
-"From the Depths of the Sea: Cargoes of Ancient Wrecks from the Carmel Coast," Catalogue No. 263, Israel Museum (Jerusalem, 1985).

Raban, A.
-"Recent Maritime Archaeological Research in Israel," International Journal of Nautical Archaeology 10 (1981): 293-308; 12 (1983): 229-241; 14 (1985): 332-349.
-"The Harbor of the Sea Peoples at Dor," Biblical Archaeologist 50 (1987): 118-126.
-"The Constructive Maritime Role of the Sea Peoples in the Levant," in: Helzer, M. and Lipinske, E. (eds.), Society and Economy in the Eastern Mediterranean (1500-1000 B.C.) (Leuven, 1988), pp. 261-294.
-"Maritime Dor," in: Stern, E. (ed.), The New Encyclopedia of Archaeological Ecavations in the Holy Land (Jerusalem, 1993), pp. 368-371.

Raban, A. and Artzy, M.
-"Dor Yam (Sea and Coastal Dor, 1980)," IEJ 32 (1982): 145-147, 256-259.

Raveh, K.
-"Tel Dor Maritime Archaeology: North Bay," Excavations and Surveys in Israel 7/8 (1988/89): 50.

Wachsman, S. and Raveh, K.
-"A Concise Nautical History of Dor/Tanturah," IJNA 13 (1984): 223-241.
-"In the Footsteps of Napoleon at Tanturah, Israel," Archaeology 37 (1984): 58-76.
-"Under Water Surveys," in: Stern, E. (ed.), The New Encyclopedia of Archaeological Excavations in the Holy Land (Jerusalem, 1993), pp. 371-372.


Kotansky, R.
-"The Chnoubis Gem from Tel Dor." IEJ 47 (1997): 257-60

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