About the Authors

Naama Sukenik

naamasuk@gmail.com, naamas@israntique.org.il

Current address: National Treasures Department, Israel Antiquities Authority, Beth Shemesh Storage and Research Facility, Beth Shemesh Industrial Zone West, Israel.

Affiliation National Treasures Department, Israel Antiquities Authority, Jerusalem, Israel

David Iluz

Affiliation The Mina and Everard Goodman Faculty of Life Sciences, Bar Ilan University, Ramat-Gan, Israel

Zohar Amar

Affiliation The Martin (Szusz) Department of Land of Israel Studies and Archaeology, Bar Ilan University, Ramat-Gan, Israel

Alexander Varvak

Affiliation The Mina and Everard Goodman Faculty of Life Sciences, Bar Ilan University, Ramat-Gan, Israel

Vanessa Workman

Affiliation Department of Archaeology and Ancient Near Eastern Cultures, Tel Aviv University, Tel-Aviv, Israel

Orit Shamir

Current address: National Treasures Department, Israel Antiquities Authority, Beth Shemesh Storage and Research Facility, Beth Shemesh Industrial Zone West, Israel.

Affiliation National Treasures Department, Israel Antiquities Authority, Jerusalem, Israel

Erez Ben-Yosef

Affiliation Department of Archaeology and Ancient Near Eastern Cultures, Tel Aviv University, Tel-Aviv, Israel

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceptualization: NS EBY DI ZA AV VW OS. Data curation: NS EBY DI ZA AV VW OS. Formal analysis: NS EBY DI ZA AV VW OS. Funding acquisition: EBY DI. Investigation: NS EBY DI ZA AV VW OS. Methodology: NS EBY DI ZA AV VW OS. Project administration: EBY NS OS DI. Resources: EBY NS ZA VW OS AV. Visualization: NS EBY. Writing – original draft: NS EBY. Writing – review & editing: NS EBY DI ZA AV VW OS.