The Emergence of Terrace Farming 
in the Judean Highlands of Israel:
Archaeological and 
Luminescence Dating.
Unit-#5  Har-Eitan Case Study (2013-2016)
Dr. Yuval Gadot,  Dr. Naomi Porat,
Dr. Gideon Avni, Dr. Yoav Avni, Dr. Uri Davidovich,
Michal Piasetzky, Gala Faershtein, Dan Golan.


This research was supported by 
THE ISRAEL SCIENCE FOUNDATION (grant No.  1691/13)

Article published in the Journal of Archaeological Science March 2016
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This website focuses on the excavations taking place at Har-Eitan, a mountain (788m) in the Judean highlands.  The following information is available -

 About the research 
This research project addresses the subject of human subsistence strategies in the
highlands of Israel by creating a large dataset of agricultural terrace systems, evaluating their natural setting and dating them by optically stimulated luminescence (OSL).

The dating of terraces by conventional archaeological tools proved to be unreliable. The present study offers a new interdisciplinary approach, combining geological, geomorphological and archaeological studies with direct dating of terrace sediment-fill using the OSL method.
 



terraces
 


Excavations - Squares Locations
Latitude / Longitude of each square,
and links to Google maps showing the exact locations.
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locations
 


Research Data
Get a snippet view at the raw data of the research.
Measurements, probe locations, initial analysis, the scientific abstract, and findings. 
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research datat
 


Maps & Aerial Images
A collection of various maps 2D and 3D images, aerial and satellite images, related to the research project.
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maps



Geology  Har-Eitan
Geological maps, 2D and 3D images, and a lithostratigraphy diagram of Har-Eitan.
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geology



Photo Albums
Images of all the excavation squares, findings, probes of soil sampling for OSL analysis.
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photo albm


Background Har-Eitan
Previous research, articles, websites, and surveys related to Har-Eitan.
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background


Survey - on Google Map
An interactive Google satellite image showing the excavation sites in context of all the archeological findings in the surrounding area. Findings include   caves, water cisterns, walls, mill stones, lime kilns, and watch towers.
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google map



Articles - Terraces and OSL Dating
A collection of the latest articles dealing with retention terraces and OSL dating, in various locations around the world.
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osl articles



 Contact List
A list with contact details of the project leaders, all the researchers, and the support team.
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contact list



Related Links
Links to the various institutes supporting the research.
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related links
 



Publications
Related to the project
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https://sites.google.com/site/oslhareitan/publications