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Elisabetta Boaretto

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

Nahal Zin stream bed, Shutterstock

Researchers returning to Boker Tachtit in Israel’s Negev illuminate an important chapter in modern humans’ origin story 

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

Weizmann scientists resolve a controversy surrounding an ancient olive branch 

Wilson's Arch

Analyzing a handful of charred seeds reveals the ancient builder of an iconic structure in the Western Wall Tunnels 

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

Wild faba

Seeds from a site in Northern Israel are the ancestors of today's fava beans

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...

Prof. Stephen Weiner (sitting, second from left) and Dr. Elisabetta Boaretto (standing, fourth from left) with the international team of researchers
Institute scientists identify the world's oldest pottery