The Geometric Kebaran human remains from Neve David, Mount Carmel, Israel

F. Bocquentin, I. Crevecoeur, B. Arensburg, D. Kaufman, A. Ronen

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The Geometric Kebaran site of Neve David, dated 13,400 and 12,610 BP (uncalibrated), revealed two burials of adults, adding to a still very limited corpus of Epipaleolithic inhumations in the Levant. Neve David 1, a male, is one of the oldest known burials accompanied by ground stone implements. The burials clearly reflect the funerary customs of the following Natufian culture. The morphometric analyses of the best-preserved adult in the context of other Epipalaeolithic specimens from the region add to the anatomical variability already documented for this period.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)38-51
Number of pages14
JournalBulletins et Memoires de la Societe d'Anthropologie de Paris
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - Jun 2011


  • Aggregation camps
  • Epipalaeolithic
  • Geometric Kebaran
  • Graves
  • Ground stone implements
  • Morphometry
  • Near East

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Archaeology
  • Cultural Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Archaeology


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