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7,200-year-old food storage vessel unearthed in Israel

Israel Hayom | JNS.org | Posted: Wednesday, September 20, 2017 11:22 am

A 7,200-year-old pottery vessel recently unearthed at the prehistoric site of Tel Tsaf in Israel’s Jordan Valley is the first evidence of the ritualistic and political significance of large-scale food storage in the ancient Near East, the University of Haifa reports.

Prof. Danny Rosenberg of the Zinman Institute of Archaeology at the University of Haifa heads the research project at Tel Tsaf, along with Dr. Florian Klimscha of the German Archaeological Institute in Berlin. The site is notable for its preservation of architecture, organic materials and other types of material culture.

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