The Negev Byzantine Bio-Archaeology Research Program is a European Research Council and Israel Science Foundation supported project looking into the reasons for the collapse of a complex society in an environmentally marginal region 1,500 years ago. Bearing crucial implications for present day concerns with sustainable development the project aims to address a dual problem: how were the Byzantines able to erect a flourishing infrastructure in the Negev Desert and why did they eventually fail.
The Project is based at the Zinman Institute of Archaeology of the University of Haifa and Headed by Prof. Guy Bar-Oz, Chair of the Archaeology Department and Head of the Laboratory of Archaeozoology.
The secrets of Shivta unveiled in this I24 Channel news report from our excavations.
Interview in Channel 10’s London & Kirschenbaum, February 15, 2015 (In Hebrew; Begins in minute 43:40 of broadcast):
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