The Shamir Dolmen Field in Israel

The Intermediate Bronze Age (IB) of the Southern Levant is known as the “Dark Ages.” The large cities of the Early Bronze Age, which were the region’s first urban settlements, collapsed and were abandoned. Continue reading “The Shamir Dolmen Field in Israel”

Ohalo II site, Israel; Cultivation and Proto-Weeds in Galilee 23,000 years Ago

In this post we present extracts from official publications on the exciting findings from the Ohalo II site in Israel. Evidence shows that cultivation had already begun in the Near East before 23,000 years. Important note: Cultivation does not mean domestication neither agriculture. Up to date evidence suggests that these came much later in Time. Continue reading “Ohalo II site, Israel; Cultivation and Proto-Weeds in Galilee 23,000 years Ago”

Eshta’ol, Israel; urban planning at the beginning of the eighth millennium BCE

Archaeological finds were located at the site of Eshta’ol during routine archaeological digs conducted ahead of a planned expansion of Route 38, the main access road to Beit Shemesh, Israel. One of the buildings is the oldest ever found in the area, and constitutes remarkable “evidence of man’s transition to permanent dwellings,” researchers said. Continue reading “Eshta’ol, Israel; urban planning at the beginning of the eighth millennium BCE”

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