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Laboratory of Palynology

Pollen2Studies regarding ancient vegetation and past environments are conducted in the laboratory of palynology. Pollen grains from long geological sequences in the Dead Sea Rift (Lake Hula, Sea of Galilee and the Dead Sea) and coastal plain (e.g. Dor Lagoon), as well as from prehistoric and archaeological sites (e.g., Ohalo II, el-Wad Cave, Atlit Yam, Sumaka, the Ma'agan Mikhael ship) enable the reconstruction of cultural developments, life ways and human impact on the environments against the background of climatic changes.
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Laboratory of Geoarchaeology and Soils

IMG 0636The Laboratory was founded in 1999 by the then Head of the Zinman Institute of Archaeology Prof. Avraham Ronen. Since its foundation Dr. Alexander Tstaskin has directed the laboratory. From the outset, the laboratory has been active in petrographic and soil micromorphological research in archaeology and environmental science. Following the acquisition of an Olympus high-quality light polarizing microscope, petrographic facilities have been regularly upgraded along with the integration of new instrumentation such as KY-5 and Bartington magnetic susceptibility meters and a colorimeter.
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Laboratory of Archaeozoology

CityDumpJerusalem Page 08The Laboratory of Archaeozoology at Zinman Institute of Archaeology study animal bone remains from a wide range of prehistoric and historic sites from Israel. The study of animal bones from archaeological sites serves to enhance human's past environment and way of life. Such bones help to find out whether our ancestors hunted or farmed and reveal what their meat eating behaviors were.
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Laboratory for Groundstone Research

logo lab stoneThe Laboratory for ground stone tool research specializes in the analysis of ground stone tool assemblages recovered from archaeological excavations ranging from prehistoric to historic periods in Israel. Our in-depth studies, carried out in the laboratory and in collaboration with other research institutions in Israel and abroad, are aimed at increasing our understanding of the wide range of tools used in a variety of tasks in the past and viewing these within a wider context of human activities, technological achievements and beliefs.
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Use-Wear Analysis Laboratory

usewear logoThe first use-wear analysis laboratory in Israel has been recently established at the Zinman Institute of Archaeology, University of Haifa, headed by Iris Groman-Yaroslavski. The laboratory specializes in microscopic use-wear analysis and experimental archaeology, and provides functional analysis of archaeological objects. Research focuses in reconstructing biographies of objects by investigating manufacture techniques, use modes, hafting systems and the identification of worked materials. 
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Conservation Laboratory

Conservation 1Established in 2011, the Zinman Institute of Archaeology’s conservation laboratory specializes in the conservation and restoration of archaeological finds. The laboratory is headed by Dr. Alexander Iermolin, an archaeologist and master conservator. The laboratory provides services to archaeological delegations from Israel and abroad, as well as to museums, public and governmental institutions, individual researchers, and registered antiquities collectors.
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Photogrammetry Laboratory

Established in 2014, the Zinman Institute of Archaeology’s Photogrammetry laboratory specializes in documentation in 3D modeling, mapping and reconstructing archaeological data. The lab, operated by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , provides a wide spectrum of documentation, from an entire large scale site to macro photogrammetry of small finds.
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The Analytical Laboratory for Archaeological Materials

776A8525 2The Analytical Laboratory for Archaeological Materials in University of Haifa, headed by Prof. Sariel Shalev is located in the Leon H. Charney School of Marine Sciences and working in close cooperation with the scholars from the Department of Archaeology and from the Recanati Institute for Maritime Studies. The lab studies the ancient artifacts and remains which come from excavations in Israel in order to obtain a better understanding of the evolution of technology, industries, crafts...
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The Zinman Institute of Archaeology, University of Haifa, 199 Aba-Hushi Avenue, Haifa, Israel 3498838
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