Caphtor

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Caphtor

(kăf`tôr), in the Bible, home of the Philistines before they migrated to Canaan. Its inhabitants are called Caphtorim. Caphtor has been identified with both Crete and Cyprus.
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Archaeologists discuss such topics as pottery making and social reproduction in the Bronze Age Mesara, traditions and trends in the production and consumption of storage containers in proto-palatial and neo-palatial Crete, and whether southeastern Anatolian pottery from Late Minoan Crete is evidence for direct contact between Arzawa and Keftiu.
Representations of Keftiu in Egyptian tombs and the absolute chronology of the Aegean Late Bronze Age, Bulletin of the Institute of Classical Studies 40: 177-94.