Gesher Benot Ya'aqov—the ‘Bar’: An acheulian assemblage

N. Goren‐Inbar*, S. Belitzky, Y. Goren, R. Rabinovich, I. Saragusti

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The renewed investigations of the Benot Ya'aqov site resulted in the discovery of a bar‐like depositional structure located on the eastern bank of the Jordan River (southern Hula Valley, Israel). Its interdisciplinary study resulted in the identification of four lithofacial fluvial units, all tilted (20–25 degrees dip) and all containing archaeological and paleontological finds. The structure, caused by diverse resistance of the local lithology and tectonic activity, is assigned to the Benot Ya'aqov Formation. The material culture is assigned to the Acaheulian Industrial Complex and is indicative of a continuous occupation of the Benot Ya'aqov embayment during Middle Pleistocene times.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)27-40
Number of pages14
JournalGeoarchaeology - An International Journal
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1992


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