chapter  6
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Bone reburial in Israel: legal restrictions and methodological implications

ByYossi Nagar

Evidence of human occupation in Israel begins about 1.5 million years ago. In its more recent history, this area has faced a number of wars, conquerors, national entities, religious movements, and mass immigrations. Nearly 28,000 archaeological sites have already been identified in Israel.Taking into account the very small size of the country and the fact that roads and houses are being constantly built, approximately 300 new sites are uncovered each year and have to be excavated quickly.