The Avdat in Late Antiquity Project: uncovering the Early Islamic phases of a Byzantine town in the Negev Highlands

Scott Bucking, Daniel Fuks, Zachary C. Dunseth, Lior Schwimer, Tali Erickson-Gini

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Abstract

Three seasons of archaeological fieldwork by the Avdat in Late Antiquity Project have yielded new evidence of intensive Early Islamic activity in the late antique town of Avdat in Israel's Negev Highlands. This evidence has important implications for understanding the fate of such towns in the region during the Byzantine-Islamic transition.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)754-761
Number of pages8
JournalAntiquity
Volume96
Issue number387
DOIs
StatePublished - 7 Jun 2022

Keywords

  • Avdat
  • Byzantine-Islamic transition
  • Israel
  • cave dwellings
  • late antique
  • urban change

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Archaeology
  • General Arts and Humanities

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