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The effect of climate change on the environment and hominins of the Upper Jordan Valley between ca. 800Ka and 700Ka ago as a basis for prediction of future scenarios

  • Various scholars, of four different academic institutions, are involved in a multidisciplinary study designed to reconstruct the effects of climate change on the environment and hominins of the paleo-Lake Hula some 800,000 years ago
  • The long occupational sequence of the Acheulian site of Gesher Benot Ya‘aqov provides unique data which are used in the diverse scientific fields of thisresearch program
Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Bar-Ilan University
Tel-Aviv University
Weizmann Institute
Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Prof. Naama Goren-Inbar (Prehistoric Archaeology)
Dr. Gonen Sharon
Prof. Abraham Starinsky (Hydrology-Geochemistry)
Dr. Rivka Rabinovich (Archaeozoology)

Prof. Baruch Spiro
Dr. Shosh Ashkenazi

Bar-Ilan University

Prof. Mordechai E. Kislev (Archaeobotany)
Dr. Yoel Melamed
Dr. Ehud Weiss (Archaeobotany)

Tel-Aviv University

Prof. Yoram Yom-Tov (Behavioral ecology, zoogeography)
Dr. Irit Zohar
Prof. Yoel Kronfeld (Geophysics)

Weizmann Institute

Prof. Uzy Smilansky (Physics)
Dr. Leore Grosman

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