Cultural History of PaleoAsia

Scientific Research on Innovative Areas,
a MEXT Grant-in-Aid Project

ICDP-Dead Sea Deep Drilling Project

A03 Paleoenvironment

Research Period: 2010~2011
Director: Mordechai Stein (Hiroyuki Kitagawa)
Institution: Geological Survey of Israel, Nagoya University, othres
Region: the Dead Sea, Israel

A 455 m sediment core of the Dead Sea was recovered by the Dead Sea Deep Drilling Project (DSDDP) in the framework of the International Continental Scientific Drilling Program (ICDP). It preserves a high-resolution record of palaeoenviromental and climatic history in the Levant over the past 220,000 years.