Neolithic Nahal Hemar Near the Dead Sea in Israel
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Pre-Historic Nahal Hemar

Located on a cliff near the Dead Sea just northwest of Mount Sedom in Israel. Excavated in 1983 by Ofer Bar-Yosef of Harvard University and David Alon of the Israel Antiquities Authority the cave yielded objects for daily use such as rope baskets - embroidered fabrics - nets - wooden arrowheads - bone and flint utensils - ritual objects including stone masks and decorated human skulls .....

Inside the boulder filled Nahal Hemar cave in a dry region southwest of the Dead Sea were Neolithic cave dwellers some 8000 years ago. Carbon-14 dating indicates that these Neolithic people -- who did not even make pottery -- were using glue thousands of years before the Egyptians .....

Online Bibliography


Early Neolithic Organic Remains From Nahal Hemar Cave
Ofer Bar-Yosef and Tamar Schick (1989) [Volume 5]
National Geographic Research - Number 2 - Pages 176-190

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