The Natufian at Raqefet Cave

György Lengyel, Dani Nadel, Fanny Bocquentin

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Raqefet cave has a relatively short research history. It is a remarkable scar in the south-eastern extension of Mt. Carmel, which was discovered for scientific research only in 1956. More than a decade later, three seasons of excavations were carried out between 1970 and 1972. Although the cave yielded rich archaeological assemblages ranging from the Middle Paleolithic to the Roman period, the excavators hardly published their results. Several kinds of remains were later incorporated into various studies (see below), but the cave as an archaeological site remained neglected. Due to this situation the cave was hardly incorporated in Levantine Prehistory
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNatufian Foragers in the Levant - Terminal Pleistocene Social Changes in Western Asia
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 2nd Natufian Conference, Paris
EditorsO. Bar-Yosef, F. Valla
Place of PublicationAnn Arbor
PublisherBerghahn Books
Number of pages27
ISBN (Print)9781879621459
StatePublished - 2013

Publication series

NameInternational Monographs in Prehistory, Archaeological Series


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