Courtesy Andrea M. Berlin

Fit for a symposium. Fragments of about 130 wine jars from Greece and Italy—similar to this Rhodian wine amphora—were among the artifacts found at the second-century B.C.E settlement at Tel Anafa. Their presence, along with some 350 serving and pouring vessels, testifies to the settlers’ wealth and ability to entertain. Local as well as imported wine were their staples; jars from southern Phoenicia show that these settlers were well connected with coastal suppliers. The architectural and pottery evidence reveal Tel Anafa’s residents to have been cosmopolitans connected to the cultural world of the Aegean, but also fully integrated into the local economy: new settlers who had come to stay.