Welcome to Dafna’s Lab
The Sonia and Marco Nadler Institute of Archaeology, Tel Aviv University
Tel Aviv, Israel.
Gilman Building 121b
Integrating scientific research into Archaeology is in the front line of this discipline. We currently established a multidisciplinary laboratory, which is focusing on two main research fields:
- Archaeobotany – identification of botanical remains from archeological contexts in order to reveal utilization patterns for living spaces within architectural units, agricultural traditions and practices, human diet, animal feeding, composition of ancient gardens, wood and plant usage and seasonality of site occupation.
- Paleo-environment – the reconstruction of past vegetation, climate conditions and human impact on the natural environment (such as deforestation, settlement history and grazing and agriculture practices).
Our lab is conducting studies based on the identification of micro-botanical remains (palynomorphs such as pollen, spores and fungi), as well as macro-botanical remains – mainly wood and charcoal.
The Challenge is to ID all these and thousands of many like them !!!