Deep stratigraphy of submerged Neolithic sites: A micro-geoarchaeological approach to the study of coastal settlements in the Eastern Mediterranean

David E. Friesem, Isaac Ogloblin-Ramirez, Roni Zuckerman-Cooper, Elle Grono, Ehud Galili

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Abstract

The authors discuss new sediment coring at the Early Neolithic submerged site of Atlit-Yam, Israel, that reveals stratified archaeological deposits 0.7-0.9m below the seabed. They demonstrate the potential of micro-geoarchaeological analysis to generate new chrono-stratigraphic data for the onset of Early Neolithic coastal occupation in the Eastern Mediterranean.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1606-1611
Number of pages6
JournalAntiquity
Volume96
Issue number390
DOIs
StatePublished - 8 Dec 2022

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This study was funded by the University of Haifa start-up grant to D.E.F. and by the Shelby White and Leon Levy Foundation, 2019, grant to E.G. BEFOREtheFLOOD is funded by the European Research Council (ERC), under the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (grant agreement no. 101039271 to D.E.F.).

Publisher Copyright:
Copyright © The Author(s), 2022. Published by Cambridge University Press on behalf of Antiquity Publications Ltd.

Keywords

  • geoarchaeology
  • Neolithic
  • Southern Levant
  • submerged settlements
  • underwater archaeology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Archaeology
  • Arts and Humanities (all)

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