Qesem Cave: An Amudian Site in Central Israel

Avi Gopher, Ran Barkai, Ron Shimelmitz, Muhamad Khalaily, Cristina Lemorini, Israel Heshkovitz, Mary Stiner

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Qesem cave was discovered in october 2000 east of Tel-Aviv in the course of road construction. Surface Lithic collection including a few handaxes, Quina and Demi-Quina scrapers Naturly-Baked Knifes (NBK) blades, end-scrapers and burins was tentatively assigned to the Acheulo-Yabrudian complex of the later Lower Paleolithic. The emphasis on blade production in all excavated assemblages led us to the conclusion that the site, as a whole, is to be assigned to the ammudian facies of the Acheulo-Yabrudian complex.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)69-92
Number of pages24
JournalMitekufat Haeven: Journal of the Israel Prehistoric Society
Issue number35
StatePublished - 2005


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  • ihp
  • מערת קסם
  • Qesem Cave (Israel)
  • ארץ ישראל -- ארכיאולוגיה
  • Eretz Israel -- Antiquities
  • תרבות יברודית
  • כלי צור
  • Stone implements
  • תרבות אשלית
  • Acheulian culture
  • גרזנים עתיקים
  • תקופה פליאוליתית תחתונה
  • Paleolithic period, Lower
  • להבים עתיקים
  • Knives, Prehistoric
  • Knives


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