Horashim East: a newly discovered Middle Palaeolithic site in central Israel

Ella Assaf*, Viviane Slon, Francesca Romagnoli

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Horashim East is a newly discovered Middle Palaeolithic open-air occurrence in central Israel, revealed during a thematic prehistoric survey. Hundreds of lithic items were found, including an early-stage biface, Levallois cores and products. As only a few open-air settlements are known from the Middle Palaeolithic Levant, the discovery of Horashim East sheds new light on human land-use patterns during this period and reinforces the notion that central-eastern Israel was favourable for human settlement throughout the Palaeolithic.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-5
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Quaternary Science
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2022


FundersFunder number
Comunidad de Madrid and Universidad Autónoma de MadridSI1‐PJI‐2019‐00488
Israeli Antiquity AuthorityS-1031/2020
Zuckerman‐CHE Israeli Women's Postdoctoral Program


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