Vegetation History and Archaeobotany

, Volume 17, Supplement 1, pp 53–61

Olive cultivation and oil production in Palestine during the early Bronze Age (3500–2000 b.c.): the case of Tel Yarmouth, Israel

Authors

    • UMR 7041, Archéologie et Sciences de l’Antiquité (ArScAn)CNRS, 21 allée de l’Université
Original Article

DOI: 10.1007/s00334-008-0185-3

Cite this article as:
Salavert, A. Veget Hist Archaeobot (2008) 17: 53. doi:10.1007/s00334-008-0185-3

Abstract

Identification of numerous remains (stones, seeds, charcoal) of Olea europaea (olive) at the early Bronze Age site of Tel Yarmouth, Israel, shows the importance of olives in the local economy. Production of olive oil is indicated by the presence of crushed olive stones as well as an oil extracting area. The role of olive oil production in the Levantine area and at Tel Yarmouth in particular during the early Bronze Age is discussed.

Keywords

Olea europaeaJifCharcoalEarly Bronze AgeTel YarmouthPalestine

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