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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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“Chopping Tool” from Israel

The Oldowan Industrial Complex is characterized by simple core forms, usually made on cobbles or chunks, the resultant debitage (flakes, broken flakes, and other fragments) struck from these cores, and the battered percussors (spheroids) used to produce the flaking blows.The … Continue reading

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Large Geometric Sickle Segment from Israel

This is a large geometric sickle segments with gloss and heavy serration from the early Middle Bronze Age of Israel, dated to the beginning of the 2th Millennium BC. As already shown in an earlier post such sickles are characterized … Continue reading

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Insights into the Natufian

Helwan Lunates and personal adornment of the Natufian Period (Kebara Cave Vicinity) During the spring of 1928 D.A.E. Garrod began the excavation of Shukba cave some 27 km northwest of Jerusalem. The cave opened on the Wadi en-Natuf at 322 … Continue reading

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After the Cold: Kebaran from Kebara Cave

At Kebara cave,  D. Garrod found in 1930, Natufian remains and underneath them an unknown microlithic assemblage which she  later named the “Kebaran”. This technocomplex (18 to 14,5 k.a BP) was a based on a pure hunter-gatherer economy. The remains of the Kebaran  … Continue reading

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