Joe, Nahshon, Elisabetta and Johanna get full coverage!

Joe Uziel, Nahshon Szanton, Elisabetta Boaretto and Johanna Regev, who have all played (and still play) major roles in the Safi project, have recently received a lot of press (see for example here and here) on their new article in Radiocarbon on there lower dating for the fortifications of the Gihon Spring in Jerusalem.

In their study, they claim that 14C analyses show that either the fortification was built in the Iron Age, or that it was originally made in the MB (as the original excavators suggested), but was substantially rebuilt in the Iron Age.

And needless to say, this has sparked a lot of interest – and debate!