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A Newly Discovered Neolithic site in the Coastal Dune Area (33/OA) / אתר ניאוליתי חדש במערב שפלת החוף המרכזית (A 33/0)

פ. בוריאן, א. פרידמן, F. Burian and A. Freidman
Mitekufat Haeven: Journal of the Israel Prehistoric Society / מתקופת האבן
כרך ט"ו‎ (תשל"ח - 1977-8), pp. 69-76
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/23385742
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A Newly Discovered Neolithic site in the Coastal Dune Area (33/OA) / אתר ניאוליתי חדש במערב שפלת החוף המרכזית (A 33/0)
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Abstract

This site, belongs to the early Pre Pottery Neolithic B complex, lies on a hamra slope in the dune area of Rishon-le-Zion (Map ref. 1250/1538 Isr. grid). Its distance from the present shore of the mediterranean is about one kilometer. The nearest stream outlet to the sea is the Sorek river, four kilometers farther south. We assume that this area has been especially favorable for hunting and fishing. In this particular area the dunes shift extensively in a relative short period. Thus during six years many parts of the land surface have been alternately covered by and freed again from sand accumulations. The lithic assemblage, according to surface collecting, has close affinities with sites 26 and 26/A, both belonging to the same neolithic complex. (Map 1). Prominent among the tools are the blades part of them have a shallow denticulation (Fig. 1,Nr 8-10,Fig.2 Nr 1);also especially noticable are arrowheads (Fig.2 Nr 4-8) Noteworthy are remains of hearth and 10 rounded pits with diameters varying between 1 m. to 1.90 m. Measurements and drawings of the pits were made on the spot with the help of Messrs. D. ziffer and M. Lamdan, of Tel-Aviv University. (Fig. 3). A sondage in two pits did not yield archaeological material. Thus no correlation between them and the lithic finds of the site could be so far established. Likewise pits have been found at Givat Haparsa. But in contrast to the presently discribed site, the "Givat Haparsa" pits had a fill of burnt material, pottery and flints.

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