The Introduction of Domestic Camels to the Southern Levant: Evidence from the Aravah Valley

  title={The Introduction of Domestic Camels to the Southern Levant: Evidence from the Aravah Valley},
  author={Lidar Sapir-Hen and E. Ben-Yosef},
  journal={Tel Aviv},
  pages={277 - 285}
  • Lidar Sapir-Hen, E. Ben-Yosef
  • Published 2013
  • Geography
  • Tel Aviv
  • Abstract It was recently suggested that the introduction of the camel to the southern Levant occurred in the early Iron Age (late 2nd-early 1st millennia BCE). Our study of faunal remains from Iron Age sites at Timna, together with previous studies of Late Bronze and Iron Age sites at Timna and Wadi Faynan, enable us to pinpoint this event more precisely. The new evidence indicates that the first significant appearance of camels in the Aravah Valley was not earlier than the last third of the… CONTINUE READING
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