Naama Goren-Inbar, Nira Alperson-Afil, Gonen Sharon, Gadi Herzlinger

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Chapter 4 presents a detailed account of the field and laboratory methodologies used at Gesher Benot Yaʻaqov. It provides a comprehensive description of the excavation methods and techniques pertaining to the grid, elevations, coordinates, sieving, sediment sampling, drafting of maps and cross-sections, and conservation. Laboratory methods include detailed descriptions of sediment sorting and lithic analysis, the latter including attribute analysis that incorporates in-depth descriptions of typological, technological, and morphological characteristics. This chapter is accompanied by five appendices presenting the typological list and the attributes and attribute states recorded for flakes and flake tools, cores and core tools, handaxes, and cleavers.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationVertebrate Paleobiology and Paleoanthropology
Number of pages17
StatePublished - 2018
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameVertebrate Paleobiology and Paleoanthropology
ISSN (Print)1877-9077

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© Springer International Publishing AG 2018.


  • Attribute analysis
  • Cross-sections
  • Excavation methods
  • Gesher Benot Yaʻaqov
  • Laboratory methodology
  • Lithic analysis
  • Maps
  • Sieving and sorting
  • Technology
  • Typology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Ecology
  • Paleontology


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