we just published a new article on our research at Tell es-Safi/Gath. It shows the origins of the bridle based on dental bit wear from one of our donkeys

Greenfield, Haskel J., Itzhaq Shai, Tina L. Greenfield, Elizabeth Arnold, Annie Brown, Adi Eliyahu, and Aren M. Maeir. 2018. Earliest Evidence for Equid Bit Wear in the Ancient near East: The “Ass” from Early Bronze Age Gath (Tell Eṣ-Ṣâfi), Israel. PLOS1 13 (5):e0196335. https://doi.org/10.1371 Analysis of a sacrificed and interred domestic donkey from an Early…