Climate, Settlement History, and Olive Cultivation in the Iron Age Southern Levant

@inproceedings{Finkelstein2018ClimateSH,
  title={Climate, Settlement History, and Olive Cultivation in the Iron Age Southern Levant},
  author={Israel Finkelstein and Dafina Langgut},
  year={2018}
}
In this article, we suggest a palaeo-climate reconstruction of the Iron Age based on pollen diagrams for sediment cores extracted from the center of the Sea of Galilee and from the Zeʾelim ravine on the western shore of the Dead Sea. We describe three pollen zones that roughly correspond to the Iron Age I, Iron Age IIA, and Iron Age IIB–C. Pollen Zone 1 (ca. 1100–950 b.c.e.) is characterized by high arboreal and olive pollen percentages in both records, representing relatively wet climate… CONTINUE READING

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