Motti Zohar is a PhD Student at the Department of Geopgraphy of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. His research focuses on the investigation of sustainability scenarios in arid and semi-arid regions. The main conclusion of his stay was that such scenarios are complex and will be best addressed using interdisciplinary approaches that combine data and techniques from neighboring disciplines such as geography, history and archaeology.
The topic of his stay in February 2016 at Freie Universität Berlin was “The impact of water availability on trading routes and trading patterns in the semi-arid regions of southern Levant during late antiquity and early medieval periods (4th – 11th centuries)”.
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