The Molluscs from Ben Gamli’el Street, Yafo (Jaffa) / Dr. Inbar Ktalav

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The excavation on Ben Gamli’el Street yielded 30 malacological finds, including 20 specimens from clear stratigraphic contexts of the Hellenistic and Byzantine periods. The assemblage comprises 28 Mediterranean shells and two Nile River freshwater bivalves. The local seashells were mainly used as simple ornaments and in construction material, while the two imported freshwater bivalves probably attest to trade connections between Yafo and Egypt.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)465-467
Number of pages3
StatePublished - 2020

Bibliographical note

א‏תר חפירות רחוב בן גמליאל, יפו

IHP Publications

  • ihp
  • קונכיות
  • Shells
  • יפו (יישוב עירוני) -- אתרים
  • Jaffa (Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel) -- Description and travel
  • יפו (יישוב עירוני) -- היסטוריה
  • Jaffa (Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel) -- History
  • ארץ ישראל -- ארכיאולוגיה -- תקופה ביזנטית (324-640 לספירה)
  • Eretz Israel -- Antiquities, Byzantine
  • ארץ ישראל -- ארכיאולוגיה -- תקופה הלניסטית (332-37 לפנה"ס)
  • Eretz Israel -- Antiquities -- Exilic and Second Temple period, 586 B.C.- 70 A.D


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