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Tal Simmons

I have an ongoing research specialism in identifying prehistoric avifauna (the faunal remains of birds). In particular I have worked extensively with a range of epi-Palaeolithic and pre-pottery Neolithic (PPN) sites in the Near East. This includes the sites of Ohala II, Ein Suhun, Kfar HaHoresh and Gilgal, Israel.


Simmons, T. 2004. “A feather for each wind that blows”: Utilizing avifauna in assessing changing patterns in palaeoecology and subsistence at Jordan Valley archaeological sites. In N. Goren-Inbar and J. Speth (eds), Human Palaeoecology in the Levantine Corridor, 191-205. Oxford: Oxbow Books.

Horwitz, L., Simmons, T. , Lernau, O. and Tchernov, E. 2008. Observations on the fauna from the sites of Gilgal I, II, and III. In O. Bar-Yosef, A. Gopher and N. Goring-Morris (eds), The Archaeology of the Gilgal Sites, Jordan Valley, Israel, 259-283. Cambridge: Harvard University Press.

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