Maritime Civilizations Laboratories

Maritime Civilizations Laboratories

Coastal Archaeology and Underwater Survey Lab

Lab Leader: Dr. Assaf Yasur-Landau   More...


Laboratory for Sedimentary Archaeology

Lab Leader: Dr. Ruth Shahack-Gross

The group’s main research interest is in the field of “site formation processes” – studying the processes that shape archaeological sites and greatly affect archaeological interpretation. These processes are studied on two broad levels, human-induced processes and nature-induced processes. Combined, the variety of processes and their relationship with environmental factors are responsible for the diversity of archaeological sites. Thus the mere presence/absence of certain materials in archaeological sites is not enough to understand how they formed, and all cultural and natural processes must be considered to reach more accurate interpretations of the archaeological record.    More...

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