Epipalaeolithic occupations in Nahal Neqarot Rocksheiter, Negev, Israel: Radiocarbon dating and identification of charred wood remains

Nigel Goring-Morris, Uri Baruch, Anna Belfer-Cohen, Steve Rosen

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Abstract

Recent excavations at Nahal Neqarot Rockshelter in the Central Negev, Israel, revealed 60 cm of in situ sediments. The associated lithic industry is mostly attributable to the Middle Epipalaeolithic Ramonian industry, though there is also evidence for sporadic earlier and later Epipalaeolithic use of the site. This is confirmed by three accelerator 14C dates, which contribute to a better understanding of the chronological framework for the Epipalaeolithic in the region. Microscopic examination of charred wood remains uncovered with the lithics, revealed the dominance of juniper, which is presently extinct in the nearby contemporaneous vegetation, otherwise composed of still extant taxa.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)219-232
Number of pages14
JournalGeoarchaeology - An International Journal
Volume13
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Archaeology
  • Archaeology
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)

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