This Week in the Ancient Near East

And That’s How We Solved the Mystery of the Fossil Shark Teeth in Iron Age Jerusalem

July 14, 2021

A bunch of 80 million year old shark teeth in Iron Age Jerusalem have set the archaeological world ablaze. What are they doing there along with 10,000 fish bones and six and a half tons of pottery? It’s gotta be a joke, right? Do our panelists speculate wildly or do they jump the shark?


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Cache of 80-million-year-old shark teeth found in Solomon-era site in Jerusalem