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December 16, 1988 - Image 110

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1988-12-16

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I NEWS I

History Revealed
In Galilee Samples

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Jerusalem — Fossilized
pollen grains taken from the
sediment of the Sea of Galilee
are giving testimony regar-
ding events that took place in
the area going back more
than 5,000 years, according to
an archaeological researcher
at the Hebrew University of
Jerusalem.
Uri Baruch has been
analyzing the pollen grains of
the oak, carob, olive and other
trees found in five-meter-deep
core sediment taken from the
southern shore region of the
Sea of Galilee.
The samples yielded 135
types of pollen grains.
Radiocarbon dating deter-
mined that the oldest of these
.fossilized grains goes back
some 5,500 years.
Examination of the grain
fossils from various epochs
shows the influence of man on
the vegetational life of the
area, sometimes indicating
intense agricultural activity,
and in other periods, in which
the population declined, the
spread of natural, wild plant
growth.
For example, Baruch con-
cluded from analyses of
fossilized grains dating from
the fourth millennium BCE
that the region around the
Sea of Galilee was more
densely forested by oaks then
than is the case today.
In his examination of the
core samples dating from the
third millennium BCE, the
Early Bronze Age, Baruch
discovered an upsurge in the
amount of olive pollen grains.
This was a prosperous period
in the Holy Land, during
which many, large, fortified
communities were establish-
ed, some of which were heavi-
ly involved in olive growing.
Conversely, the general
decline which historians at-
test to the period which
followed, extending to approx-
imately 1800 BCE, is sup-
ported by Baruch's discovery
of a decline in the quantity of
olive pollen grains.
When more prosperous
times returned, during the
Hellenistic period beginning

in 350 BCE and extending in-
to the second century CE,
there is again an increase in
olive tree pollen grains, re-
flecting the elevation of olives
to the status of a major crop,
with much of the yield
devoted to production of olive
oil. Also appearing during
this period are traces of the
rise in the raising of grape
vines, walnuts and carob, as
testified to in the writings of
Josephus Flavius and in the
writings of the compilers of
the Talmud.
The decline that set in
following the Bar-Kochba
revolt of the second century
CE can be seen in a lowered
incidence of olive grains and
a rise in grains of wild scrub
thorns, which apparently
spread in the areas in which
agricultural cultivation was
abandoned.
Much later, severe destruc-
tion of the surrounding
forests under Ottoman rule in
the 18th and 19th centuries
can be seen in Baruch's
samples, as can the recovery
of horticulture in the area in
more recent decades as the
result of extensive agricul-
tural activity, coupled with
conservation efforts.

-I SINGLE LIFE l■

Dec. 24
Dance Slated

The Only Spot In Town
dance will be held at 9 p.m.
Dec. 24 at the Jewish Com-
munity Center (Maple/Drake
Building). Refreshments will
be served and a card reader
will be available for a
nominal fee.

Singles
Happy Hour

The Community Network
for Jewish Singles (2545) will
meet at the LaSalle Drinkery
in the Embassy Suites Hotel
on Wednesday. A free hors
d'oeuvres buffet will be
available from 7 - 8:30 p.m.

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