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 Refereed/Peer-reviewed

IHP Publications

  • ihp
  • Eretz Israel -- Antiquities -- Exilic and Second Temple period, 586 B.C.- 70 A.D
  • Eretz Israel -- Antiquities, Byzantine
  • Jaffa (Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel) -- Description and travel
  • Jaffa (Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel) -- History
  • Shells


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