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.
Bibliographical noteFunding 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.).
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- Southern Levant
- submerged settlements
- underwater archaeology
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Arts and Humanities (all)