Hebrew Union College/Jewish Institute of Religion

Collar-rimmed storage jar from Tel Dan in Israel’s Galilee. Named for the rolled ridge around the shoulder of the vessel, this type of jar is commonly found at Israelite Iron Age sites. Although many scholars consider collar-rimmed jars distinctively Israelite, Shiloh reminds us that in the 12th and 11th centuries B.C., Israelites, Philistines and Canaanites were all settling in one area, and many collar-rimmed jars may be products of these other cultures as well.