Geoarchaeology and Environmental Archaeology at the Annual Meeting of the Israel Society of Ecology and Environmental Sciences – BIU, 16-18 sept., 2014

Another series of contributions by the Safi team.

The Tell es-Safi/Gath Archaeological Project Official (and Unofficial) Weblog

The annual meeting of The Israel Society of Ecology and Environmental Sciences will be held this year at BIU (see here for the complete program in Hebrew).

As part of the meeting, on Tuesday afternoon, a session on various aspects of geoarchaeology and environmental archaeology will be held. In this session, at which I will serve as the chair, there will be several talks, including:

1) Oren Ackermann, Safi geoarchaeologist, will give a paper on the long-term environmental effects of the destruction of Gath by Hazael

2) Udi Weiss and Sue Frumin, Safi archaeobotanists, will give a paper on the changes in plant species and plant-use seen in Philistia during the Late Bronze/Iron Age transition.

3) Yoav Avni (GSI) will talk about the collapse of agricultural systems and their environmental effect using the late Byzantine Negev as a case study.

4) Eli Ashkenazi will give a paper on abandoned agricultural…

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