Methods of radiocarbon dating

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Left untouched and until now sealed by massive boulders at the tower’s base, the soil that was studied forms part of the structure’s foundation.

According to the Weizmann Institute, it is precise up to ±20-40 years. Johanna Regev identified several clearly delineated strata of sediment, from which they collected samples of charcoal, seeds and bones.Discussions on the foundation and borders of Israelite-era Jerusalem are often rife with accusations of Jewish nationalism trumping evidential facts.For those who take the Hebrew Bible literally, the Weizmann study’s findings could be difficult to reconcile with the text.This page will be updated whenever new page additions, articles and other resources are added to the site.Each item carries a posting date indicating when it first went online.The findings, based on soil samples taken from under a seven-meter thick walled tower, shave nearly a thousand years from previous archaeological dating of the structure, which placed it c.

1700 BCE — and contradict a presumed biblical linkage to the site.“I agree with one of the possibilities raised by the authors, that the radiocarbon dates come from under a restored sector of the eastern wall of the spring tower.Accordingly, the spring tower could have been built in the Middle Bronze Age and restored in the late 9th century or even later,” says Finkelstein, who is a proponent of the idea that ancient Jerusalem had smaller, more modest city limits. Alkow professor of the Archaeology of Israel in the Bronze and Iron Ages at Tel Aviv University, “A Middle Bronze date for the original construction of the tower is supported by similarity to construction methods at places such as Shechem and Shiloh.” (Finkelstein was director of excavations at biblical Shiloh in 1981-1984.) “If indeed an old tower was damaged and restored in the Iron Age, the question is when.Archaeologist Eli Shukron, who claims to uncovered the citadel captured from the Jebusites by King David, walks in the City of David archaeological site near Jerusalem’s Old City on Thursday, May 1, 2014.(AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner) Raising and dismissing the possibility that the tower was built in the Canaanite period and reconstructed during the Israelite period, Boaretto says understatedly, “The conclusive, scientific dating of this massive tower, placing it in a later era than was presumed, will have repercussions for other attempts to date construction and occupation in ancient Jerusalem.” How widespread the radiocarbon dating’s repercussions extend, however, is already up for debate. Israel Finkelstein told The Times of Israel that Boaretto’s study, while interesting, is not decisive.Since 2012, the IAA has performed excavations along the outer, eastern face of the Spring Tower, part of the citadel. Joe Uziel and Nahshon Szanton observed that the tower does not sit on bedrock but rather on layers of soil, according to the recent study, published June 6 through Cambridge University Press.

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