Neutron Activation Analysis of Ceramics from Israel and the Palestinian Territories


This project pertains to the compositional analysis of ceramic materials from Israel. These data were generated by neutron activation analysis (NAA) at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) between the late 1960s and early 1990s. Data from the LBNL were transferred to the Archaeometry Laboratory at the University of Missouri, where they were digitized for distribution through tDAR.

Cite this Record

Neutron Activation Analysis of Ceramics from Israel and the Palestinian Territories. ( tDAR id: 371565) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8KP83MX


Bronze Age Byzantine CHALCOLITHIC Edomite EGYPTIAN Greek Iron Age Medieval Midianite Midonite Modern Negbite Persian Philistine Roman


Site Name
'Afula Achzib Ashdod-Yam Ashkelon Askelon Avdat Azor Bar'am Beersheba Beit Shan Beit Shemesh Beth El Caesarea Dahariyeh Deir el Balach Fakhura Genosar Gush Halav Hazor Jelemie Jerusalem Kefar Hananiah Kfar Saba Khirbet Shema' Lachish Show More

Site Type
Ancient Church / Religious Structure Cemetery Church / Religious Structure Domestic Structure or Architectural Complex Funerary and Burial Structures or Features Hamlet / Village Military Structure Mine Resource Extraction / Production / Transportation Structure or Features Settlements Tomb Town / City

Temporal Coverage

Calendar Date: -1320 to -1150 (B.C.)

Spatial Coverage

min long: 34.288; min lat: 29.535 ; max long: 35.717; max lat: 33.294 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contact(s): Matthew Boulanger

Contributor(s): Helen Michel; Michal Artzy; Albright Institute of Archaeological Research, Jerusalem; David Ayalon; Miriam Ayalon; Avraham Biran; Magen Broshi; Moshe Dothan; Trude Dothan; Adam Druk; Jay D. Frierman; R. W. Hamilton; Eric Meyers; Avraham Negev; Palestine Institute of Archaeology; Beno Rothenberg; The Rockefeller Archaeological Museum, Jerusalem; University of Chicago Oriental Institute; University of London Insititute of Archaeology; Victoria and Albert Museum, London; David Adan-Bayewitz; Sara Ben-Arieh; Amnon Ben-Tor; Robert Brill; Gershon Edelstein; Jonathan Glass; Jan Gunneweg; Orna Hess; Y. Kaplan; G. Steinberg

Lab Director(s): Isadore Perlman; Frank Asaro

Source Collections

Archaeometry Laboratory, University of Missouri

Resources Inside this Project (Viewing 1-20 of 20)


  1. Ashkelon Ceramics: Photographs (2011)
  2. Bar'am Ceramics: Photographs (2011)
  3. Beersheba Ceramics: Photographs (2011)
  4. Beth El Ceramics: Photographs (2011)
  5. Fakhura Ceramics: Photographs (2011)
  6. Gush Halav Ceramics: Photographs (2011)
  7. Jericho (Tell es Sultan) Ceramics: Photographs (2011)
  8. Kefar Hananiah Ceramics: Photographs (2011)
  9. Khirbet al-Mafjar Ceramics: Photographs (2011)
  10. Khirbet Shema Ceramics: Photographs (2011)
  11. Lachish Ceramics: Photographs (2011)
  12. Magdala Ceramics: Photographs (2011)
  13. Meiron Ceramics: Photographs (2011)
  14. Ramla Ceramics: Photographs (2011)
  15. Tel Ashdod Ceramics: Photographs (2011)
  16. Tell Ajjul Ceramics: Photographs (2011)
  17. Tell Arad Ceramics: Photographs (2011)
  18. Tell el Hessi Ceramics: Photographs (2011)
  19. Tiberias Ceramics: Photographs (2011)


  1. Israel and Palestinian Territories Ceramics: Compositional and Descriptive Data (2014)