The archaeological site of
The site contains a single archaeological layer attributed to the middle Pre-Pottery Neolithic B period. Three 14C measurements produced very similar results, indicating an age of 8627±45
The industry at the site was mainly centered on blade production: 75 percent of the 235 cores are naviform blade cores, and approximately 80 percent of the 810 retouched items were made on blades. Dominating the tool assemblage are arrowheads (30 percent), consisting of Jericho (53 percent), Byblos (30 percent), and Amuq points (15 percent). The point is often located off the central axis of the blank. Other major tool categories include denticulates/notches (24 percent), retouched blades (14 percent), and awls (12 percent). Sickle blades are rare and axes are absent.
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