Geographical sites:

  • Jericho (click here to focus in map) (see also Pleiades #687917)
    Pleiades_icon Hierichous settlement Geocontext: Jericho WBK
    Description: An ancient site in the Jordan valley with occupation beginning ca. 11,000 years BP. The tell of Hierichous (Jericho) has more than 20 settlement horizons, ranging from Natufian Hunter-Gatherers to modern.
  • Dead Sea (click here to focus in map) (see also GeoNames #295347)
    Geonames_icon Dead Sea lake Geocontext: Asia/Amman
    Description: IL,JO,PS


Text #8831

Editorial comment by Laura Knight-Jadczyk

Earthquake east of Jericho detected and assessed via Dead Sea lake bed cores; possibly 6.2 magnitude.

See: Migowski & Agnon & Bookman & Negendank & Stein. "Recurrence Pattern of Holocene Earthquakes along the Dead Sea Transform Revealed by Varve-Counting and Radiocarbon Dating of Lacustrine Sediments". Earth and Planetary Science Letters. Vol. 222

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