Wood Economy in Early Roman Period Jerusalem

  title={Wood Economy in Early Roman Period Jerusalem},
  author={Helena Roth and Yuval Gadot and Dafna Langgut},
  journal={Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research},
  pages={71 - 87}
In this study we present the identification of several Early Roman (63 b.c.e.–70 c.e.) charred wood assemblages, collected from the “Lower City” of Jerusalem. The results outline elements in Jerusalem’s nearby woody vegetation, characterized by a mosaic of native Mediterranean maquis-forest species and olive orchards, and possibly pine and cypress stands. The arboreal surrounding of Jerusalem supplied the city with pruned olive branches and other types of agricultural refuse to serve as… 
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