This year, at the annual meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists in New Orleans, a poster was presented on a very interesting joint research project that included Safi materials.
The poster was entitled:
Kretzinger, J. A., Anders, D. F., Artzy, M., Finkelstein, I., Kolska Horwitz, L., Smith, P., Faerman, M., Meiri, M., Maeir, A., Stidsing, R., Grupe, G., Maran, J., Stockhammer, P., and Vohberger, M. A. 2017. Of Pirates, Pigs and Philistines: A Novel Perspective on the Late Bronze/Iron Age Transition in the Southern Levant. 86th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists. New Orleans, 19th to 22nd of April, 2017.
Here’s a PDF of the poster.
In this study, isotope analyses of human and pig teeth from Tell es-Safi/Gath, Megiddo and Tel Nami are used to understand human mobility and intercultural dynamics in the Late Bronze and Iron Ages. A full paper on this will hopefully be submitted in the near future.
Here is a picture of the “two Marinas” (Faerman [R] and Vohberger [L]) at the meeting, right in front of the poster: