Byzantine child's burial from the Uvda Valley

Patricia Smith, M Faerman, Elisabetta Boaretto, Uzi Avner

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During excavations carried out at the Uvda Valley Site 9, the isolated grave of a young child (aged 2–3years), was found in a small stone cell incorporated into the perimeter of an Early Bronze Age courtyard. Thebones showed no signs of diagenesis in contrast to the faunal remains found at the site, raising suspicions thatit was intrusive. This was confirmed by a Byzantine radiocarbon date. Here, we present the bio-anthropologyof the skeleton and discuss its social context as well as the significance of isolated infant burials.
Translated title of the contributionקבורת ילד ביזנטי מבקעת עובדה
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)97-107
Number of pages11
Journalמחקרי הנגב, ים המלח והערבה
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2022
Externally publishedYes

IHP Publications

  • ihp
  • Eretz Israel -- History -- 70-638, Destruction of the Second Temple to rise of Islam
  • Taphonomy
  • Uvda Valley (Israel)


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