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Researchers pinpoint substantial historical sea level changes in the Southern Levant


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IMAGE: Selected examples of the new archaeological constructions used in the current study for establishing RSL; (a) Dor 8 - the base of a terrestrial massive fortification wall; (b) Dor 10... view more 

Credit: Yasur-Landau et al, 2021, PLOS ONE (CC-BY 4.0,

Researchers pinpoint substantial historical sea level changes in the Southern Levant - describing a 2.5m rise to present levels around 2,000 years ago - with archeological implications.


Article Title: New relative sea-level (RSL) indications from the Eastern Mediterranean: Middle Bronze Age to the Roman period (~3800-1800 y BP) archaeological constructions at Dor, the Carmel coast, Israel

Funding: AYL - the Israel Science Foundation (Grant ID 495/18 The Maritime Interface in the Bronze and Iron Ages). GS - Murray Galinson San Diego - Israel Initiative; the Israel Institute (Washington, D.C.). TEL - The Koret Foundation (Grant ID 19-0295); Marian Scheuer-Sofaer and Abraham Sofaer Foundation; Norma and Reuben Kershaw Family Foundation; Phokion and Liz Anne Potaminos Family Foundation, Ellen Lehman and Charles Kennel - Alan G Lehman and Jane A. Lehman Foundation; Paul and Margaret Meyer. GG - Leverhulme Trust, UK. G.S. is funded by a FFABR (Finanziamento delle Attività Base di Ricerca) grant of MIUR (Ministero dell'Istruzione, dell'Università e della Ricerca). The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.

Competing Interests: The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

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