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Human Ecology and Archaeobiology


Reuven Yeshurun is an archaeologist with a special interest in the Paleolithic and Epipaleolithic Periods of the Near East. His research topics include Paleolithic human subsistence and ecology and the archaeology of the first settled societies, with special focus on the Natufian Culture of the Levant. Yeshurun co-directs the multi-annual excavation project at the UNESCO World Heritage Site of el-Wad Terrace, Mount Carmel, Israel. He also studies numerous faunal assemblages of the Paleolithic and Epipaleolithic periods to address various questions pertaining to human subsistence, ecology and behavior.

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