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A charred basket pattern on a jar from the time of the 586 BCE Babylonian destruction of Jerusalem (Photo: Johanna Regev)

Weizmann Institute researchers establish absolute chronology for Kingdom of Judah’s Jerusalem

The “Bomb Peak” May Realign Date of an Ancient Volcanic Event

Weizmann scientists resolve a controversy surrounding an ancient olive branch 

Drs. Elisabetta Boaretto and Tobias Richter. In the foreground is a Natufian hearth at Shubayqa, Jordan

New dates for a 15,000-year-old site in Jordan challenge some prevailing assumptions about the beginnings of permanent settlement

Recently uncovered remains of a massive stone tower built to guard Gihon Spring – a vital water supply just downhill from the ancient city of Jerusalem

Ultra-precise dating takes nearly 1,000 years off its age

Manot skull
The precise dating of ancient charcoal found near a skull is helping reveal a unique period in prehistory
(left) Field photograph of two skeletons (adult on left, adolescent on right) during excavation. Photo: E. Gerstein, Haifa University (right) Reconstruction of the double burial at the time of inhumation. The bright veneer inside the grave on the right is partially covered by green plants

Radiocarbon dating at the Weizmann Institute determines the age of flowery graves.  A new accelerator will help solve long-standing...

 Dr. Elisabetta Boaretto and Prof. Stephen Weiner

A new Israel-German center combines hi-tech science with archaeology

Archaeological Riddles

Science helps uncover an archaeology fraud

Sudden Climate Warming Took Place in Africa 2,000 Years Ago, Weizmann Institute Study Reveals
REHOVOT, Israel - August 14, 1998 -A sudden warming of climate lasting several centuries took place in...
Yaba-Daba-Glue! Stone-Age Use of Collagen Discovered
Collagen is one of the latest fads of today's cosmetics industry. Now research at the Weizmann Institute...