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Ancient coastal wells of Caesarea Maritima, Israel, an indicator for relative sea level changes during the last 2000 years.

Sivan, Dorit; Toueg, R; Raban, A.; Porath, Y; Shirman, B; Lambeck, Kurt


During the detailed excavations of ancient Caesarea, Israel, East Mediterranean, 64 coastal water wells have been examined that date from the early Roman period (with the oldest occurring in the 1st century AD), up to the end of the Crusader period (mid-13th century AD). The depths of these coastal water wells establish the position of the ancient water table and therefore the position of sea level for the first century AD up to 1300 AD. The connection between the coastal water table and...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2004
Type: Journal article
Source: Earth and Planetary Science Letters
DOI: 10.1016/j.epsl.2004.02.007


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