Tomb reuse at Yasieleh : A byzantine site in northern JordanPart of : Mediterranean archaeology & archaeometry : international journal ; Vol.6, No.1, 2006, pages 43-48
Tomb 35 at the Byzantine site of Yasieleh was analyzed to extract data on the social personaof the buried individuals, skeletal biology and paloepathology. Seventeen human ribs weresampled from tomb 35 at Yasieleh for establishing a relative dating using the concentration ofFluorine in bones. Cyberscan PH 2500 ion selective electrode was used to measure theconcentration of Fluorine after certain bone preparations. The results show two main groupsindicating two chronological interments with a very high standard deviation among groupsbut more homogenous results within groups. The study also concludes that the tomb is not afamily tomb but probably of the general public.
Byzantine, Tomb, Reuse, Fluorine, Dating