Seeds of collapse? Reconstructing the ancient agricultural economy at Shivta in the Negev

Daniel Fuks, Ehud Weiss, Yotam Tepper, Guy Bar-Oz

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Abstract

Lessons from history on sustainability, collapse and resilience are the ultimate goal of the Byzantine Bio-Archaeology Research Program of the Negev (BYBAN) (Tepper et al. 2015). Addressing the unprecedented flourishing and collapse of the Byzantine Negev agricultural settlements (fourth-seventh centuries AD), the BYBAN project offers a unique and original approach. It focuses on ancient middens and domestic contexts, which provide an exceptional focus on the materiality of daily life. Archaeobotanical research is central to this project because the copious plant remains retrieved are a reflection of the region's agricultural economy and its environmental sustainability.

Original languageEnglish
JournalAntiquity
Volume90
Issue number353
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Oct 2016
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Archaeology
  • Arts and Humanities (all)

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