The excavations at Tel Rehov have been conducted since 1997, under the direction of Amihai Mazar on behalf of the Institute of Archaeology of The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, with the generous support of Mr. John Camp. Area C, where most of the finds described in this article were found, is supervised by Nava Panitz-Cohen. See A. Mazar, “The 1997–1998 Excavations at Tel Rehov: Preliminary Report,” Israel Exploration Journal 49 (1999), pp. 1–42. This and other publications of the finds from Tel Rehov can be found at www.rehov.org.
A. Mazar, H. Bruins, N. Panitz-Cohen, and J. van der Plicht, “Ladder of Time at Tel Rehov: Stratigraphy, Archaeological Context, Pottery and Radiocarbon Dates,” in T. Levy and T. Higham, eds., The Bible and Radiocarbon Dating: Archaeology, Text and Science (London: Equinox, 2005), pp. 193–255.
A. Mazar, D. Namdar, N. Panitz-Cohen, R. Neumann and S. Weiner, “The Iron Age Beehives at Tel Rehov in the Jordan Valley: Archaeological and Analytical Aspects,” Antiquity (in press).
Somewhat similar horned altars dated to the 13th century B.C.E. were found at sites in Syria along the northern Euphrates. (J. Bretschneider, “Göettewr in Schreinen: Eine Untersuchung zu den Syrischen und Levantinichen Tempelmodellen, ihrer Bauplastik und ihren Göetterbvilden,” Ugarit Forschungen 23  pp. 13–32; B. Muller, Les «Maquettes Architecturales» du Proche-Prient Ancien [Beirut, 2002]; H. Katz, “Architectural Terracotta Models from Eretz Israel, from the Fifth to the Middle of First Millennia B.C.E.,” Ph.D. thesis, Haifa University, 2006.) However, the time gap between the 13th and the 10th centuries B.C.E. raises the question whether there is indeed a connection between the two phenomena. Is it possible that artistic and cultic traditions originating in Late Bronze Age Syria would be preserved in tenth–ninth centuries B.C.E. Israel, and if so, why?
M. Haran, Temples and Temple-Service in Ancient Israel (Winona Lake, MN: Eisenbrauns, 1985), pp. 235–238; S. Gitin, “Incense Altars from Ekron, Israel and Judah: Context and Typology,” Eretz-Israel 20 (1989), pp. 58–59; S. Gitin, “New Incense Altars from Ekron: Context, Typology and Function,” Eretz-Israel 23 (1992), pp. 45*–49*.
Z. Zevit, The Religions of Ancient Israel, A Synthesis of Parallactic Approaches (London-New York: Continuum, 2001), pp. 328–343; Katz, “Architectural Terracotta Models from Eretz Israel, from the Fifth to the Middle of First Millennia B.C.E.”