The site of Gesher Benot Yaʻaqov

Naama Goren-Inbar, Nira Alperson-Afil, Gonen Sharon, Gadi Herzlinger

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Chapter 3 is concerned with the geography, geology, stratigraphy, and chronology of the site of Gesher Benot Yaʻaqov. The geographical landmarks of the study area are presented in detail and the structural, morphotectonical, and geomorphological processes of the area are discussed. The different exposures of the Benot Yaʻakov Formation, in which the archaeological material is bedded, are described. The stratigraphic sequence of the study area is provided, together with a composite section of 34 meters. In addition, the various attempts to determine the age of the site are discussed, followed by a description of the different types of raw material found at the site.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationVertebrate Paleobiology and Paleoanthropology
Number of pages21
StatePublished - 2018

Publication series

NameVertebrate Paleobiology and Paleoanthropology
ISSN (Print)1877-9077

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© Springer International Publishing AG 2018.


  • Chronology
  • Dating
  • Excavations
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • Gesher Benot Yaʻaqov
  • Raw materials
  • Stratigraphy
  • Study area


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