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Misliya Cave: It is Homo sapiens and not a passing stranger!

This is a large (ca 13 cm) , unretouched elongated Tabun-D Point, characterized by a chapeau de gendarme  (Fig.3) base found decennia ago in the Carmel region.   Normally this blog is not a blog on “ breaking news”, but the … Continue reading

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Acheulo Yabroudian Handaxe from Tabun/ Israel

  This is a small (2x4x6 cm) handaxe from the Acheulo Yabroudian from the Tabun cave in the Nahal Me’arot valley, also known as the Wadi el-Mughara at Mount Carmel near Haifa, Israel. The raw material of the layer E … 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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A. Rust and D.A.E. Garrod: Different Attitudes

This is a Photograph taken from the Yabrud I rock shelter from Rusts Yabrud Monograph (1950). To better understand the origin of Paleolithic stone tools in Central Europe, Alfred Rust (1900-1983) , at this time non-academic amateur Archaeologists, began a bike trip … Continue reading

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“Tabun D type” Ensembles in the Levant

The Levantine Levallois-Mousterian is quite variable. As the longest and most complete stratigraphy, the Tabun sequence serves as a model for Middle Paleolithic lithic technological variability, the 3 entities (Tabun B type, Tabun C type and Tabun D type) representing different … Continue reading

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Razor sharp

The appearance of Levallois technology (named after a suburb of Paris where it was first described) in Africa and Europe c. 300–250 ka years ago (OIS8) is commonly used to define the Lower-to-Middle Palaleolithic and ESA/MSA boundary (as first proposed … Continue reading

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Dead End Street: The Levallois-Mousterian of the Carmel region

These are some artifacts from the “Mousterian” layers of Kebara. The Middle Paleolithic findings of this site are the only “Tabun-B Ensembles” in Israel, that has been excavated with modern methods. These ensembles therfore can be considered as the reference stratigraphy for … Continue reading

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