Tell en-Naṣbeh's Contributions to Understanding Iron Age Water Systems
Zorn, Jeffrey R.
Discussion of how the inhabitants of Tell en-Nasbeh manipulated (channeled and stored) their available water resources. Shows how the settlement's roads and gate system were aligned with drains that directed excess water outside of the massive inset-offset wall. Presents data related to the site's rock-cut cisterns including estimates of capacities. The large size of the cisterns suggests that they were fed mainly by rain runoff from roos and streets. Not every dwelling had a cistern, suggesting that perhaps single cisterns were shared by several households.
Pp. 225–279 In "As for me, I will dwell at Mizpah …”: The Tell en-Naṣbeh Excavations after 85 Years, ed. J. R. Zorn and A. Brody. Piscataway, NJ: Gorgias.
Tell en-Nasbeh; Mizpah; Judah; Iron Age; Water