University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Athropology

Author: A. Horowitz

Human Settlement Pattern in Israel

A Discussion of the Impact of Environment

By: A. Horowitz

Israel is situated at the juxtaposition of several major environmental domains: the Euro-Siberian, Irano-Turanian, Mediterranean, Saharian and Sudanese. Longitudinally, the country is divided into three different zones: the coastal plain to the west, the mountainous backbone and the Jordan Rift Valley. The interrelationships of these environmental belts and the topography create a great vari¬≠ability of […]