In December 2018, a rescue excavation was conducted east of the Ashqelon Marina (Permit No. A-8388; map ref. 158173–186/620789–918), prior to the construction in Marina Building Lot 51. The excavation, on behalf of the Israel Antiquities Authority and underwritten by the Afgad Group Ltd, was directed by A. Golani and M.D. Pasternak. M. Oron studied the flint, Z. Turgeman-Yaffe studied the faunal remains, I. Ktalav studied the mollusk and E. Boaretto conducted radiocarbon dating. The excavation uncovered remains from the Early Bronze Age I settlement of Ashqelon.
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