Chrono-cultural Considerations of Middle Paleolithic Occurrences at Manot Cave (Western Galilee), Israel

Ofer Marder, Omry Barzilai, Talia Abulafia, Israel Hershkovitz, Mae Goder-Goldberger

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Manot Cave is situated within the Levantine Mediterranean region. The site has an extensive Upper Paleolithic sequence, also manifesting the presence of a Middle Paleolithic occupation. This study will present the Middle Paleolithic assemblage from the cave. One of the Levallois centripetal cores from the assemblage exhibits, what seems to be non- utilitarian engravings on its cortex covered dorsal face. These incisions were performed prior to the last removals from the flaking surface. The Levallois techno-typological traits of the artifacts indicate their resemblance to other mid-late Middle Paleolithic techno-complexes present in the region.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Middle and Upper Paleolithic Archeology of the Levant and Beyond
EditorsYoshihiro Nishiaki, Takeru Akazawa
Place of PublicationSingapore
PublisherSpringer Singapore
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9789811068263
ISBN (Print)9789811068256, 9789811349539
StatePublished - Dec 2017

Publication series

NameReplacement of Neanderthals by Modern Humans Series
ISSN (Print)2365-063X
ISSN (Electronic)2365-0648


  • Manot cave
  • Levallois technology
  • Engraved artifact
  • Mediterranean
  • Levant


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