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Crisis on the margins of the Byzantine Empire: A bio-archaeological project on resilience and collapse in early Christian development of the Negev Desert

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A glimpse of an ancient agricultural ecosystem based on remains of micromammals in the Byzantine Negev Desert

Author(s): Tal Fried, Lior Weissbrod, Yotam Tepper, Guy Bar-Oz
Published in: Royal Society Open Science, Issue 5/1, 2018, Page(s) 171528, ISSN 2054-5703
DOI: 10.1098/rsos.171528

Visible induced luminescence reveals invisible rays shining from Christ in the early Christian wall painting of the Transfiguration in Shivta

Author(s): Ravit Linn, Yotam Tepper, Guy Bar-Oz
Published in: PLOS ONE, Issue 12/9, 2017, Page(s) e0185149, ISSN 1932-6203
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0185149

The Armenian graffito from the southern church of Shivta

Author(s): Tchekhanovets, Y., Tepper, Y. and Bar-Oz, G.
Published in: Revue Biblique, Issue 124, 2017, Page(s) 446-454, ISSN 0035-0907
DOI: 10.2143/RBI.124.3.3245468

Pigeons at the edge of the empire: Bioarchaeological evidences for extensive management of pigeons in a Byzantine desert settlement in the southern Levant

Author(s): Nimrod Marom, Baruch Rosen, Yotam Tepper, Guy Bar-Oz
Published in: PLOS ONE, Issue 13/3, 2018, Page(s) e0193206, ISSN 1932-6203
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0193206

Probing the Byzantine/Early Islamic Transition in the Negev: The Renewed Shivta Excavations, 2015–2016

Author(s): Yotam Tepper, Tali Erickson-Gini, Yoav Farhi, Guy Bar-Oz
Published in: Tel Aviv, Issue 45/1, 2018, Page(s) 120-152, ISSN 0334-4355
DOI: 10.1080/03344355.2018.1412058

Signs of soil fertigation in the desert: A pigeon tower structure near Byzantine Shivta, Israel

Author(s): Yotam Tepper, Baruch Rosen, Annat Haber, Guy Bar-Oz
Published in: Journal of Arid Environments, Issue 145, 2017, Page(s) 81-89, ISSN 0140-1963
DOI: 10.1016/j.jaridenv.2017.05.011

For the birds: An environmental archaeological analysis of byzantine pigeon towers at Shivta (Negev Desert, Israel)

Author(s): Ramsay, J., Tepper, Y., Weinstein-Evron, M., Bratenkov, S., Marom, N. and Bar-Oz, G.
Published in: Journal of Archaeological Science Reports, 2016, ISSN 2352-409X
DOI: 10.1016/j.jasrep.2016.08.009

Behind sealed doors: unravelling abandonment dynamics at the Byzantine site of Shivta in the Negev Desert

Author(s): Yotam Tepper, Lior Weissbrod & Guy Bar-Oz
Published in: Antiquity, 2015, ISSN 1745-1744

Seeds of collapse? Reconstructing the ancient agricultural economy at Shivta in the Negev

Author(s): Daniel Fuks, Ehud Weiss, Yotam Tepper, Guy Bar-Oz
Published in: Antiquity, Issue 90/353, 2016, ISSN 0003-598X
DOI: 10.15184/aqy.2016.167

Tooth oxygen isotopes reveal Late Bronze Age origin of Mediterranean fish aquaculture and trade

Author(s): Sisma-Ventura Guy, Tütken Thomas, Zohar Irit, Pack Andreas, Sivan Dorit, Lernau Omri, Gilboa Ayelet, Bar-Oz Guy
Published in: Scientific Reports, Issue 8/1, 2018, ISSN 2045-2322
DOI: 10.1038/s41598-018-32468-1

Christ’s face revealed at Shivta: an Early Byzantine wall painting in the desert of the Holy Land

Author(s): Emma Maayan-Fanar, Ravit Linn, Yotam Tepper, Guy Bar-Oz
Published in: Antiquity, Issue 92/364, 2018, ISSN 0003-598X
DOI: 10.15184/aqy.2018.150

Ancient trash mounds unravel urban collapse a century before the end of Byzantine hegemony in the southern Levant

Author(s): Guy Bar-Oz, Lior Weissbrod, Tali Erickson-Gini, Yotam Tepper, Dan Malkinson, Mordechay Benzaquen, Dafna Langgut, Zachary C. Dunseth, Don H. Butler, Ruth Shahack-Gross, Joel Roskin, Daniel Fuks, Ehud Weiss, Nimrod Marom, Inbar Ktalav, Rachel Blevis, Irit Zohar, Yoav Farhi, Anya Filatova, Yael Gorin-Rosen, Xin Yan, Elisabetta Boaretto
Published in: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Issue 116/17, 2019, Page(s) 8239-8248, ISSN 0027-8424
DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1900233116

Pigeon-raising and sustainable agriculture at the fringe of the desert: a view from the Byzantine village of Sa‘adon, Negev, Israel

Author(s): Yotam Tepper, Lior Weissbrod, Tal Fried, Nimrod Marom, Jennifer Ramsay, Mina Weinstein-Evron, Sophia Aharonovich, Nili Liphschitz, Yoav Farhi, Xin Yan, Elisabetta Boaretto, Guy Bar-Oz
Published in: Levant, Issue 50/1, 2018, Page(s) 91-113, ISSN 0075-8914
DOI: 10.1080/00758914.2018.1528532

Archaeobotanical proxies and archaeological interpretation: A comparative study of phytoliths, pollen and seeds in dung pellets and refuse deposits at Early Islamic Shivta, Negev, Israel

Author(s): Zachary C. Dunseth, Daniel Fuks, Dafna Langgut, Ehud Weiss, Yoel Melamed, Don H. Butler, Xin Yan, Elisabetta Boaretto, Yotam Tepper, Guy Bar-Oz, Ruth Shahack-Gross
Published in: Quaternary Science Reviews, Issue 211, 2019, Page(s) 166-185, ISSN 0277-3791
DOI: 10.1016/j.quascirev.2019.03.010

Bygone Fish

Author(s): Gil Gambash, Guy Bar-Oz, Efraim Lev, Uri Jeremias
Published in: Near Eastern Archaeology, Issue 82/4, 2019, Page(s) 216-225, ISSN 1094-2076
DOI: 10.1086/703832

Zooarchaeology of the social and economic upheavals in the Late Antique-Early Islamic sequence of the Negev Desert

Author(s): Nimrod Marom, Meirav Meiri, Yotam Tepper, Tali Erickson-Gini, Hagar Reshef, Lior Weissbrod, Guy Bar-Oz
Published in: Scientific Reports, Issue 9/1, 2019, ISSN 2045-2322
DOI: 10.1038/s41598-019-43169-8

Technical Note: Taxonomic identification of petrosal bone morphology

Author(s): Guy Bar-Oz, Nimrod Marom, Ron Pinhasi
Published in: Bioarchaeology of the Near East, Issue 13, 2019, Page(s) 15–21, ISSN 1898-9403

Sustainable farming in the Roman-Byzantine period: Dating an advanced agriculture system near the site of Shivta, Negev Desert, Israel

Author(s): Yotam Tepper, Naomi Porat, Guy Bar-Oz
Published in: Journal of Arid Environments, Issue 177, 2020, Page(s) 104134, ISSN 0140-1963
DOI: 10.1016/j.jaridenv.2020.104134

Climate stability and societal decline on the margins of the Byzantine empire in the Negev Desert

Author(s): Petra Vaiglova, Gideon Hartman, Nimrod Marom, Avner Ayalon, Miryam Bar-Matthews, Tami Zilberman, Gal Yasur, Michael Buckley, Rachel Bernstein, Yotam Tepper, Lior Weissbrod, Tali Erickson-Gini, Guy Bar-Oz
Published in: Scientific Reports, Issue 10/1, 2020, ISSN 2045-2322
DOI: 10.1038/s41598-020-58360-5

Wine from the Desert

Author(s): Sára Lantos, Guy Bar-Oz, Gil Gambash
Published in: Near Eastern Archaeology, Issue 83/1, 2020, Page(s) 56-64, ISSN 1094-2076
DOI: 10.1086/707483