We dedicate this article to the many wonderful “wise women” on our field and research staff who have contributed so much to the Tel Abel Beth Maacah excavation project: Dianne Benton, Ruhama Bonfil, Ortal Haroch, Christin Johnson, Carroll Kobs, Miriam (Mimi) Lavi, Fredrika Loew, Claire MacKay-Glasgow, Jennifer Maidrand, Ora Mazar, Lauren Monroe, Alla Rabinovich, Melissa Rosensweig, Bettina Schwarz, and many others, as well as to the many dedicated volunteers (female and male) who make our work possible. The Tel Abel Beth Maacah excavations are directed by Robert Mullins of Azusa Pacific University and Naama Yahalom-Mack and Nava Panitz-Cohen of The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Excavation licenses are granted by the Israel Antiquities Authority and the Israel Nature and Parks Authority. This research was supported by the ISRAEL SCIENCE FOUNDATION (Grant No. 859/17).