Adi Dahan-Fenster


Institute of Archeology 

Subject:  Geoarchaeological research about the provenance of mosaic tessera

Supervisor: Prof. Zeev Weiss and Prof. Naomi Porat

Abstract:  Much has been written about mosaics from an artistic and iconographic point of view. I would like to look at mosaics from a geological point of view: from finding out what kind of stone was used, I shall try to understand where the stone was brought from, and learn through that how much effort and money was put into the building. In my research I will compare the tessera from various mosaics whether synagogue floors, church floors or other buildings from the Roman and Byzantine periods.

MA Honors 2019/20