The article describes concrete slabs uncovered at neolithic archaeological sites in southern Galillee. It shows that Roman concrete and the Greek emplechton had their precursors in lime/pozzolan-bound mortar and plaster. The binding properties of concrete were discovered early in human history. Burnt limestone was slaked in contact with moisture or rain, and the resulting powder was then found to have binding properties. Polished concrete floors have been excavated in Jericho. Neolithic lime preparation is described, as well as the laboratory investigation of excavated samples.

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 62-68
  • Serial:
    • Concrete International
    • Volume: 13
    • Issue Number: 3
    • Publisher: American Concrete Institute (ACI)
    • ISSN: 0162-4075

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00603363
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 28 1991 12:00AM