Warning Cookies are used on this site to provide the best user experience. If you continue, we assume that you agree to receive cookies from this site. OK

International Archaeological Reports since 1974

Lithic Production Strategies at the Early Pleistocene Site of Bizat Ruhama, Israel

£33.00
Author:
Yossi Zaidner
Publication Year:
2014
Language:
English
Paperback:
176pp. Illustrated throughout in black and white.
ISBN 10:
1407313312
ISBN:
9781407313313
BAR number:
S2685
Add to wish list
+

BOOK DESCRIPTION
Bizat Ruhama is an Early Pleistocene site located on the fringe of the Negev Desert, Israel, in the southern coastal plain of the southern Levant. This book presents the results of recent excavations carried out at the site and technological analysis of its lithic industry. The excavations (2004-5) had three major goals: firstly to reconstruct the paleoenvironmental context of the site; secondly to provide large lithic assemblages for detailed technological and behavioral studies; and finally to verify the primary context of the lithic and faunal assemblages. The results of the new excavations suggest that Bizat Ruhama is a site complex containing a number of roughly contemporaneous occupations. The analysis of the lithic assemblages from different occupation areas are presented in this study.