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Paleolithic hominin site found in Israel

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A Paleolithic hominin site dating back 200,000 years has been found near Nesher Ramla in Northern Israel.

Unearthed were numerous finds that comprised an 8-meter deep sequence of “rich and well-preserved lithic [worked stone tool artifacts] and faunal assemblages [animal and early human bones], combustion features [features evidencing use or presence of fire], hundreds of manuports [natural objects moved from their original locations possibly by human agency] and ochre.”* Ochre, an iron oxide pigment, was often used for a variety of purposes by prehistoric humans, including the creation of wall paintings.

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Story: Popular Archaeology | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

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