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(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
10.07.2013

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
19.03.2012

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

Prof. Stephen Weiner (sitting, second from left) and Dr. Elisabetta Boaretto (standing, fourth from left) with the international team of researchers
01.05.2010
Institute scientists identify the world's oldest pottery

 

Excavation site of the Natufian cemetery in a cave overlooking Nahal Hilazon in  western Galilee
01.05.2009
12,000-year-old grave uncovered in the western Galilee
Prof. Uzy Smilansky. Piecing the puzzle
01.05.2004

Institute physicists are digging up ancient secrets

Yaba-Daba-Glue! Stone-Age Use of Collagen Discovered
01.10.1997
Collagen is one of the latest fads of today's cosmetics industry. Now research at the Weizmann Institute...
New Look at Ancient Puzzles
01.10.1996

Archaeology is becoming a truly scientific discipline, thanks to cutting-edge chemical techniques

Ancient Ashes Throw New Light on Prehistoric Lifestyles
24.09.1996
REHOVOT, Israel -- September 24, 1996 -- Prehistoric ashes can now be recognized and analyzed with...
Prehistoric Fires Spark a Scientific Leap Forward
01.09.1996
By Miriam Bulwar David-Hay

REHOVOT, Israel -- Somewhere, back in the mists of time...