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Re: [ANE-2] Re: Reply to Qumran under water

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  • Ariel L. Szczupak
    ... On the contrary :) ... Many thanks for the ref and data. Ariel. [100% bona fide dilettante ... delecto ergo sum!] ... Ariel L. Szczupak AMIS-JLM (Ricercar
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      At 18:14 24/08/2006, thomas schaub wrote:
      >Ariel: the third millennium BCE may be outside of your interest
      >concerning dead Sea levels.

      On the contrary :)

      >It was one of most heavily occupied
      >periods before the Byzantine era. In the southeast Dead sea region
      >on the Jordanian side there have been extensive surveys and some
      >excavations (at Bab eh-Dhra' and Numeira and also at several sites
      >near Safi. In an article, "The southestern Dead Sea Plain: changing
      >shorelines and their impact on settlement patterns through
      >historical periods" in Studies in the History and archaeology of
      >Jordan,VI, 1997 the authors, Donahue, Peer and Schaub have compiled
      >a list of all the survey evidence from Paleolithic through Islamic
      >periods with site locations and elevations to test the theories
      >about proposed rises in dead sea levels by Neev and Emery, Frumkin
      >and Klein. For the Early Bronze Age none of the sites are below -
      >360m. The Geological evidence from the wadis near Bab edh-dhra' and
      >Numeira show a major downcutting since the Bronze age which is
      >interpreted as a major drop in sea level from that period. There is
      >only scant evidence for 2nd mill. occupation in this area. For the
      >Iron Age, only ten possible sites with the lowest at -345 m. b.s.l..
      >For the Roman period there is one site at -385 and for the Nabatean
      >one at -390. The latter appear to argue against the high Dead sea
      >level at Kh. Qumran. tom
      >R. Thomas Schaub
      >rtschaub@...

      Many thanks for the ref and data.



      Ariel.

      [100% bona fide dilettante ... delecto ergo sum!]

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