Wood remains of Cupressus sempervirens L. were found in the Early Natufian (11th-9th millennia B.C.E.) layers of el-Wad Cave, Mount Carmel, Israel. This new find and other early remains indicate that Cupressus sempervirens is a natural member of the local flora.
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We thank Prof. Amots Dafni, Dr. Ella Werker and Dr. Daniel Kaufman for their comments on the manuscript, and Mr. Felix Skandarani for his help with the SEM work. This study was supported by the Irene Levi Sala Care Archaeological Foundation, The Nature Reserves Authority of Israel and The Faculty of Humanities, University of Haifa.
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- Cultural Studies