Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Strontium mapping of ancient human etc. movements

TECHNOLOGY WATCH: 1st complete strontium isotope map of Israel tracks ancient human migration. New study of rock and soil samples taken from entire span of Israel provides first comprehensive database for archaeologists to perform ‘forensics’ on movements of people, animals (Amanda Borschel-Dan, Times of Israel).

This sounds like it could be an important contribution to the archaeology of Israel. It would be helpful to see some examples of it applied, especially in archaeology of the biblical period.

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