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 found in and around these sites.  Sometimes they are so common that I have to pick them out of my fossil collections.  It is a nice touch to this fieldwork to have evidence of human antiquity in the same places I’m studying the very deep past.

Bronze Age structural remains in Makhtesh Gadol.

Bronze Age structural remains in Makhtesh Gadol.

About Mark Wilson

Mark Wilson is a Professor of Geology at The College of Wooster. He specializes in invertebrate paleontology, carbonate sedimentology, and stratigraphy. He also is an expert on pseudoscience, especially creationism.
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