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.
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.
Dr. Noemi Rebollo