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The late prehistoric site of Tel Tsaf (Middle Jordan Valley, ca. 5,200-4,700 Cal. BC) presents excellent preservation of mudbrick architecture, organic remains and other material culture items and offers ideal conditions to study changes in household economies and emerging social complexity during the formative stages of the Late Chalcolithic period.

The site and its unique findings, including ample evidence for storage, long distance trade, and the earliest metal artifact in the southern Levant, is a research project funded by the Israel Science Foundation (ISF) and the Eurasia Department of the German Archaeological Institute in Berlin (DAI) excavated by Prof. Danny Rosenberg of the Zinman Institute of Archaeology, University of Haifa and Dr. Florian Klimscha from the Eurasia Department of the German Archaeological Institute in Berlin and theLandesmuseum Hannover, and is part of an international, multi-disciplinary project, studying the Neolithic-Chalcolithic transition in the Jordan Valley.

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The 2023 excavation season

The 2023 excavation season
The 2023 season of the Tel Tsaf excavations is officially open!
For furthur details and registration please contact us:
Hadar Ahituv (Lab manager of LAFPT): hahituv@univ.haifa.ac.il
Danny Rosenberg (Director of the Tel tsaf excavations and head of LAFPT): drosen@research.haifa.ac.il