The Late Mousterian Neanderthal site of Amud Cave (dated ca. 70-55 kyr) is situated on the margins of the Dead Sea Rift, about 5 km northwest of the Sea of Galilee. Recent excavations at the site yielded rich lithic, faunal and human skeletal assemblages. This paper presents some characteristics of the faunal assemblages from Amud Cave, combined with pertinent results of taphonomic and micromorphological studies, and places them in the context of other Late Mousterian archaeofaunas in the southern Levant.
- Amud Cave