Petrofabric: Israel/Haifa Bay/Akko Coast/Coastal alluvium

Name, Origin, & Material

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Israel/Haifa Bay/Akko ...

Israel/Northern Coasta...

Alluvial clayey soil

Alluvials that are for...

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This petro-fabric is a non-calcareous coastal alluvium mixed with terra rossa soil and some limestone. It is characteristic of the northern coast of Israel from the Haifa/Akko Bay to Achziv near the modern border with Lebanon. This long stretch is characterized by alluvial deposits formed from soils along the mountains of western Galilee.

Throughout history this region was home to large ports as well as smaller harbors on inland rivers and estuaries. In these inland zones, salt marshes created by tidal currents, along with brackish water from local springs and sweet water from the rivers, served as an interface between the coast and its hinterland.

Paleo-environmental studies have demonstrated that this area was subjec...

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Ashkelon
Iron Age IA

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Petrographic Samples  1




Iron Age IA

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Coastal alluvium non-calcareous clay mixed with terra rossa soil and limestone inclusions – Haifa Bay /Akko Coast

This petro-fabric is a non-calcareous coastal alluvium mixed with terra rossa soil and some limestone. It is characteristic of the northern coast of Israel from the Haifa/Akko Bay to Achziv near the modern border with Lebanon. This long stretch is characterized by alluvial deposits formed from soils along the mountains of western Galilee.

Throughout history this region was home to large ports as well as smaller harbors on inland rivers and estuaries. In these inland zones, salt mar...

Associated Wares/Ware Families

3rd -2nd centuries BCE

Achaemenid Persian, Hellenistic


Associated Kilns/Workshops

Site Distribution

Ashkelon (Israel-Palestinian Authority/Southern Coastal Plain)

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