The taphonomy and preservation of wood and dung ashes found in archaeological cooking installations: case studies from Iron Age Israel
Shira Gur-Arieh, Ruth Shahack-Gross, Aren M Maeir, Gunnar Lehmann, Louise A Hitchcock, Elisabetta Boaretto
Journal of Archaeological Science | ACADEMIC PRESS LTD- ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD | Published : 2014
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Awarded by German-Israel Foundation for Research and Development
Awarded by Australian Research Council
Awarded by Focal Initiatives in Research in Science and Technology F.I.R.S.T.
This work forms a part of the PhD dissertation of S. Gur-Arieh, Bar-Ilan University. We thank the directors and staff of the three sites studied here, whose help was central in this study: Alexander Zuckerman, Amit Dagan, Brent Davis, Josephine Verduci, Dean Smith and Shira Kisos, from the Tell es-Safi/Gath excavation; Israel Finkelstein, Eran Arie, Rob Homsher, Assaf Kleimann and Ma'ayan Mor from the Megiddo Expedition; Steve Rosen and staff members of the Qubur el-Walaydah excavation. The study was supported by the Kimmel Center for Archaeological Science (Weizmann Institute), grants from the Israel Science Foundation, Focal Initiatives in Research in Science and Technology F.I.R.S.T. Grant no. 527/09 to R. Shahack-Gross and F.I.R.S.T. Grant no. 32/11 to A. Maeir, E. Weiss and L. Horwitz, as well as the German-Israel Foundation for Research and Development (Grant # 1080-132.4/2009 to A. Maeir and J. Maran), the Institute for Aegean Prehistory and the University of Melbourne (A. Maeir and L.A. Hitchcock), and the Australian Research Council (DP1093713 to LA. Hitchcock and A. Maeir).