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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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On Naming Things: The Ounanian-Harifian Points

  The appearance and development of side-notched and tanged projectile points in northeastern Africa and their possible connection to Levantine projectile points has been intensively discussed during the last years. In this context, Harifian and Ounanian points have been always … Continue reading

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90-year Anniversary: Excavations at el-Wad Cave

This is a picture take inside from the el-Wad cave , located in the Wadi el-Mughara (the Valley of the Caves) in Mount Carmel, about 20km South of Haifa in Oktober 2016 during my last visit of this place. El -Wad … Continue reading

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Social memory in action: The use of mnemonic techniques during the Levantine Epipaleolithic

These are microliths from the Early Epipaleolithic of the Mt. Carmel Region /Israel. An original defining feature of the Epipaleolithic is the production of stone tools from small blade blanks less than 5 mm in length, which served as easily … Continue reading

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The Harifian Epipaleolithic

Two Harifian Points from the Negev with the depiction of this point-type from a publication written by A.E. Marks. The Harifian Epipaleolithic complex was first investigated by an expedition under the direction of A.E. Marks from 1969-1974. Mount Harif is … Continue reading

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Simple Endscrapers from the Natufian at Nahal Oren

The site of Nahal Oren is located in an ecotone at the foot of the western escarpment of Mt. Carmel, Israel within the Mediterranean climatic zone. The different ecological micro-habitats include the hills (up to 200 m) to the east, … Continue reading

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