Hof Shahaf: A New Natufian Site on the Shore of Lake Kinneret

Ofer Marder, Reuven Yeshurun, Howard Smithline, Oren Ackermann, Daniella E. Bar-Yosef Mayer, Anna Belfer-Cohen, Leore Grosman, Israel Hershkovitz, Noa Klein, Lior Weissbrod

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Researchers working on the Natufian culture highlighted the high variability of Natufian sites in the Levant. Large and probably sedentary hamlets, containing stone architecture, numerous burials and huge quantities of finds, occur mostly in the ‘core area’ of the Mediterranean central Levant (e.g., Bar-Yosef 1991; Belfer-Cohen 1988; Edwards 1991; Garrod and Bate 1937; Perrot 1966; Vallaet al.1991, 2007; Weinstein-Evronet al.herein). Smaller and more ephemeral occupations, sometimes exhibiting evidence of specialized activities such as numerous burials or rock-cut installations but little or no architecture, occur in the ‘core area’ as well as the neighboring areas. These sites
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNatufian Foragers in the Levant:
Subtitle of host publicationTerminal Pleistocene Social Changes in Western Asia
EditorsOfer Bar-Yosef, François R. Valla
Place of PublicationAnn Arbor, Michigan, USA
PublisherBerghahn Books
Number of pages22
ISBN (Print)9781879621459
StatePublished - 2013

Publication series

NameInternational Monographs in Prehistory: Archaeological series


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