Welcome to our Lab!
Main research areas:
Near Eastern Paleoclimate
Archaeobotany of the Southern Levant
Our lab conducts studies based on the identification of
micro-botanical remains (such as pollen grains, spores and
parasite remains), as well as macro-botanical remains –
principally wood and charcoal.
This multidisciplinary laboratory tries to address the following research
Paleo-environment: The reconstruction of past vegetation and
climate conditions, and tracing evidence of ancient human-environment
relationships, e.g., human migration out of Africa and the beginning of
Archaeobotany: The identification of botanical remains from
archeological contexts: agricultural practices, diet, plant usage,
ancient gardens, seasonality of site occupation, plant migration,
and wooden implements.
The challenge is to ID all these and thousands more like them!