The Animal Bones from Ben Gamli’el Street, Yafo (Jaffa) / Dr. Nimrod Marom

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The excavation on Ben Gamli’el Street yielded a small assemblage of 40 animal bones retrieved from the ashy fill of a large Hellenistic-period ash pit (Stratum III). The bones represent farm animals, mostly goats, cattle and pigs, possibly indicating the economy of the rural hinterland that supported the urban settlement of Yafo. The presence of the dog burial and the high occurrence of pig bones probably attests to a non-Jewish community.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)461-464
Number of pages4
StatePublished - 2020

Bibliographical note

א‏תר חפירות רחוב בן גמליאל, יפו

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  • Jaffa (Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel) -- History
  • עצמות בעלי חיים (ארכיאולוגיה)
  • Animal remains (Archaeology)
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  • Eretz Israel -- Antiquities -- Exilic and Second Temple period, 586 B.C.- 70 A.D


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