Researchers pinpoint substantial historical sea level changes in the Southern Levant


Researchers pinpoint substantial historical sea level changes in the Southern Levant – describing a 2.5m rise to present levels around 2,000 years ago – with archeological implications.

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Article Title: New relative sea-level (RSL) indications from the Eastern Mediterranean: Middle Bronze Age to the Roman period (~3800-1800 y BP) archaeological constructions at Dor, the Carmel coast, Israel

Funding: AYL – the Israel Science Foundation (Grant ID 495/18 The Maritime Interface in the Bronze and Iron Ages). GS – Murray Galinson San Diego – Israel Initiative; the Israel Institute (Washington, D.C.). TEL – The Koret Foundation (Grant ID 19-0295); Marian Scheuer-Sofaer and Abraham Sofaer Foundation; Norma and Reuben Kershaw Family Foundation; Phokion and Liz Anne Potaminos Family Foundation, Ellen Lehman and Charles Kennel – Alan G Lehman and Jane A. Lehman Foundation; Paul and Margaret Meyer. GG – Leverhulme Trust, UK. G.S. is funded by a FFABR (Finanziamento delle Attività Base di Ricerca) grant of MIUR (Ministero dell’Istruzione, dell’Università e della Ricerca). The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.

Competing Interests: The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

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