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A Truncated Blade of the Early Upper Paleolithic from Kebara / Israel

This is a broad blade (7×2,7×0,7 cm) with a straight, steeply retouched (around 90◦) edge aligned more or less perpendicularly to the long axis of the tool- a piece with streight truncation from the lower layers (Early Ahmarian) of Kebara cave. … Continue reading

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The Ahmarian and Protoaurignacian along the Mediterranian

      On the left: A bladelet from the Protoaurignacian of S-Europe; on the right: A bladelet from the Ahmarian of Kebara cave in Israel. Both technocomplexes, which show much similarities but also regional and diachronic variability are ascribed to Homo … Continue reading

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Manot Man: Modern Humans and Neanderthals in Israel

  This is a 7 cm long Levallois Point from a site in Northern Israel, made by Neanderthals or AHMs. Around 90-100 k.a. (OIS5) there is first evidence in the Levant for modern humans leaving Africa, where the caves of … Continue reading

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A Ksar Akil Point from Kebara

  This is a Ksar Akil Point (sensu Bergman and Newcomer) from Kebara (5,5, cm long; Mt. Carmel, Israel). Ksar Akil points are simply blades pointed by retouch (Azoury 1986). Ksar Akil Points are primary known from the Ksar Akil Rock Shelter … Continue reading

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Ksar Akil Scraper

  Ksar Akil scrapers are usually made on cortical flakes and exhibit a micro-serrated scraping edge. Platforms or butts include plain, missing, or faceted types. The working edges generally extend beyond the distal areas to include about half or more … Continue reading

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At the same time?

Fig 1: Ahmarian bladelets from Kebara; Israel (EUP) Carbon-14 (C-14) dating was presented by Willard Libby in 1949, for which he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry. By the 1980s, with significant developments in the instrumentation used in radiocarbon … Continue reading

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Ein Aqef: Upper Paleolithic from the Negev

These are Upper Paleolithic tools from a very small Surface Scatter at Ein Aqef (Negev desert). Until some 30 years ago Upper Paleolithic ensembles in the Levant postdating the Middle to Upper Paleolithic transition and predating the Epipaleolithic were related … Continue reading

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The Initial Upper Paleolithic of the Negev

Fig 1: Y-shaped “Levallois blade” with faceted platform from the  Negev (near Boker-Tachtit, Avdat/Aquev Area). At Boker-Tachtit (47-42 k.a. BP) a special form of the Levallois technique that shifts over time (Level 1-4) to an upper Paleolithic blade technology. The aim … Continue reading

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