Sea Level Changes and the Locations of the ‘Missing’ Hellenistic and Roman Harbours at Tel Dor, Israel

Assaf Yasur-Landau, Anthony Tamberino, Ehud Arkin Shalev, Roey Nickelsberg, Marko Runjajić, Gilad Shtienberg, Gil Gambash, Ruth Shahack-Gross, Thomas E. Levy

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Abstract

Where are the harbour structures of the thriving Hellenistic and Roman city of Dor? Recent underwater and coastal surveys and excavations, together with geoarchaeological and geophysical studies, provide strong evidence of the devastating impact of a sea level rise in Hellenistic Dor, as well as of recovery and renewed resilience in the Roman Period. This evidence includes two previously unknown new harbour installations: a very large maritime structure, tentatively identified as a Roman quay (in the North Bay), and a Hellenistic coastal fortification system protecting an anchorage (in the South Bay).
Translated title of the contributionالتغيرات في مستوى سطح البحر ومواقع الموانئ الهلينستية والرومانية ‘المفقودة’ في تل دور، إسرائيل
Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)1-20
Number of pages20
JournalInternational Journal of Nautical Archaeology
DOIs
StatePublished - 2024

Keywords

  • Hellenistic harbour
  • Roman harbour
  • Tel Dor
  • sea levels

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • History
  • Oceanography
  • Archaeology
  • Palaeontology

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