Sediments exposed to high temperatures: reconstructing pyrotechnological processes in Late Bronze and Iron Age Strata at Tel Dor (Israel)

@article{Berna2007SedimentsET,
  title={Sediments exposed to high temperatures: reconstructing pyrotechnological processes in Late Bronze and Iron Age Strata at Tel Dor (Israel)},
  author={F. Berna and A. Behar and R. Shahack-Gross and J. Berg and E. Boaretto and A. Gilboa and I. Sharon and S. Shalev and S. Shilstein and Naama Yahalom-Mack and J. Zorn and S. Weiner},
  journal={Journal of Archaeological Science},
  year={2007},
  volume={34},
  pages={358-373}
}
Many of the sediments analysed from Tel Dor (Israel) show structural alterations indicating that they were exposed to high temperatures. This observation is consistent with the abundant evidence for use of pyrotechnology from the earliest exposed Middle Bronze Age strata through the Roman period. Such structurally altered sediments may well represent one of the more widespread and durable records of pyrotechnology, and as such could be invaluable for reconstructing past human activities. The… Expand
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