Absolute time ranges in the plateau of the late bronze to iron age transition and the appearance of bichrome pottery in Canaan, Southern Levant

Yotam Asscher; Elisabetta Boaretto (2019)

The chronology of the late bronze (LB)-Iron Age (IA) Transition in the Southern Levant: A response to finkelstein's critique

Elisabetta Boaretto; Yotam Asscher; Louise A. Hitchcock; Gunnar Lehmann; Aren M. Maeir; Steve Weiner (2019)

Tree rings and botanical remains






Mysterious olives

One of our projects is focused on using the olive, which is found abundantly in many archaeological sites throughout the southern Levant, in two ways: one is the investigation into the possible use of olive wood in dendrochronology, and the second is gleaning information about past climate by the δ13C measured in charred olive pits.


Timing cultural, environmental and material changes in human history

Archaeology is all about reconstructing past human behavior based on the materials that have withstood the ravages of time.
Modern archaeology has its roots in Scandinavia in the 19th Century, when curators in the Royal Museum of Copenhagen
first organized their collections in a relative chronological time sequence, based on the shapes and material types of the artifacts.

Tree-Rings and Botanical Remains Lab: selected papaers

  • Caracuta, V., et al. 2015. The onset of faba bean farming in the Southern Levant. Scientific reports, 5: 14370.
  • Caracuta, V., et al. 2016. Charred wood remains in the natufian sequence of el-Wad terrace (Israel): New insights into the climatic, environmental and cultural changes at the end of the Pleistocene. Quaternary Science Reviews, 131: 20-32.‏

AMS Selected papers

Regev, L., et al. 2016. D-REAMS: A New Compact AMS System for Radiocarbon Measurements at the Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel. Radiocarbon.


Dr. Noemi Rebollo

Senior intern
Current Affiliation: Department of Physics, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México