Nice article on new directions in archaeological research – particularly at Tell es-Safi/Gath – in ERETZ magazine

A very nice popular article, by Heidi Gleit, has appeared in Eretz Magazine, on the new directions in field archaeology, and in particular, those relating to the expanded collaboration with “archaeological science.” Heidi interviewed Elisabetta Boarreto (WIS) and Ruth Shahak-Gross (formerly of WIS, and now of U of Haifa), and yours truly, on this topic. While I gave the perspective of the “plain vanilla” archaeologist (I know, I’m modest…:-), Lisa and Ruty presented the perspectives of the archaeological scientists.

Needless to say, a lot of attention was given to the finds from Tell es-Safi/Gath.

Check it out – it’s quit nice!

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Aren

3 thoughts on “Nice article on new directions in archaeological research – particularly at Tell es-Safi/Gath – in ERETZ magazine

  1. Thanks for sharing Aren. It is a very nice article, especially well written us amateurs. The portion on Micromorphology was especially interesting. Could it be that your next field instrument will be for at site micromorphological analysis? A quick google “literature search” shows that a lot of this work is being done by agricultural soil scientist’s; maybe another opportunity for interdisciplinary study.

    Keep up the good work.
    Carl

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    1. arenmaeir

      Carl – thanks. Actually, we regularly conduct micromorphological studies on site and its environs. Some of the analyses can be done in the field – and some have to be done in the lab. Oren Ackermann is our man for this!

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