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Introduction To The "Buried Bones"

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Hundred piles of animal bones were found at the Qumran settlement and its plateau. Buried bones have been found since the time that de Vaux started to excavate in the 1950s. He even marked every single one on the map of Qumran. Except for the markings, however, the relics were lost being it ceramic or animal bones. DNA should be performed to the various kinds of animal bones, whether relics of sheep, ibex, goat or cow. Moreover, the chapter wants to get a date of the bones by radiocarbon dating them as well as a corroboration of the date by analyzing the potshards by Thermoluminescence to corroborate C14 dates of the organic material found within the context of the broken pots.

Keywords: animal bones; Qumran settlement; thermoluminescense dating



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