Using burnt seeds from 1st Temple era, Israeli researchers tame a vexing dating enigma

(GAVRIEL FISKE. Time of Israel).

A team of scholars recently used a new method to conquer the Hallstatt plateau, an abiding Iron Age puzzle, and help reveal the timeline of ancient Jerusalem. Here’s how they did it

Archaeological insights are usually gleaned from small items revealed through painstaking excavations, research and analysis, each a small piece of a greater puzzle.

This approach was taken to the extreme in a recently published article making waves in the archaeology world in which an interdisciplinary team of Israeli experts employed microarchaeology methodology to gain new insights into Jerusalem’s size — larger than previously thought — and chronology during the Iron Age, which spans roughly the years 1200 to 586 BCE.

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