Researchers focused on an ancient Natufian
hunter-gatherer site in the Jordan Valley of Israel, where excavations have shown a wildly swinging ratio of house mice to wild mice during different prehistoric periods.
Belfer-Cohen (1988) observes that the practice of cranial retrieval in the Levant dates back to the Natufian
at Hayonim Cave, Upper Galilee, and to the PPNA at Netiv Hagdud in the Jordan Valley.
They said, "The puppy, unique among Natufian
burials, offers proof that an affectionate rather than gastronomic relationship existed between it and the buried person.
Musculoskeletal stress markers in Natufian
Hunter-Gatherers and Neolithic Farmers in the Levant: The upper limb.
In the Old World hair combs have been found in the Middle East (Levant) as early as the Natufian
Period (13,950-11,950 BP) (Mumcuoglu and Zias 1989).
Late Stone Age Natufian
rules never die out, it seems.
Complimenting Mexican anthropological studies of teosinte (the ancestral grass that became domesticated maize), the SFU researchers analyzed the beer-brewing potential of stone fermentation cones and other tools from the remains of Natufian
peoples in the Eastern Mediterranean (circa 10,000 years ago).
through Ritual: A Consideration of Late Natufian
Counting on this assumption, the current study relied on published archaeological reports and manuscripts on the Jordanian archaeological sites that span the period from about 12,500 BC (the beginning of the Natufian
period) to 332 BC (the end of the Iron Age) (Fig.
2004): The Natufian
economy at el-Wad Terrace with special reference to gazelle exploitation patterns.
culture in the Levant, threshold to the origins of agriculture.
She reviews environmental, architectural, and artifactual data from a wide range of societies, dating from the Natufian
hunter-gatherers (living between circa 14,500 B.