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The Historical Archaeology of the Jewish Stone Industry in the Twentieth Century-Migdal Zedek (MajdalYaba) as a Center of the Stone Industry

Abstract

Jewish entrepreneurs who identified the advantages of the regionof MajdalYaba, or Migdal Zedek,and its economic potential wanted to become part of the stone industry. There were various groups whose achievements in the stone and quicklime industry were unprecedented in Palestine. The groups of laborers, as well as the Zionist leadership, realized that in order to take full advantage of the possibilities of this industry, the work had to be done in communes that would settle and work at the site. That led to the establishment of a new type of settlement in the 1920s - a “quarriers village”.

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Sasson, A.(. The Historical Archaeology of the Jewish Stone Industry in the Twentieth Century-Migdal Zedek (MajdalYaba) as a Center of the Stone Industry. Int J Histor Archaeol 23, 609–627 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10761-018-0492-z

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Keywords

  • Jewish stone industry
  • Limestone
  • Limestone business
  • Migdal Zedek
  • Israel