Daily Archives: September 7, 2009

Bronze Age Predecessors

MAKHTESH GADOL, ISRAEL–My field area contains several rocky ruins like the structure pictured below.  These are the remains of shelters and livestock enclosures constructed during the Bronze Age about 4000 years ago.  Flint chips and the occasional scraper can be … Continue reading

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Wandering in the Wilderness (Literally)

MAKHTESH GADOL, ISRAEL–Today I mapped exposures of a particular fossiliferous unit in the Matmor Formation. It meant climbing up and down steep hills bent over the ground scanning for fossils. It is a remarkable skill we humans have for visually … Continue reading

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