On the other hand, Abu Hurayra archaeological site which dates back to the Mesolithic Period (Middle Stone Age) documented the origins and development of Natufian
villages in the surrounding area of the Euphrates River, the transition to permanent agricultural communities, animal domestication and building houses and villages.
The site is located in the Raqefet cave south of Haifa in today's northern Israel that also served as a burial site for the Natufian
As part of the study, archeologists analyzed three stone mortars from a 13,000-year-old Natufian
burial cave site in Israel.
On 'sedentism' in the Later Epipalaeolithic (Natufian
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." Offers proof?
Musculoskeletal stress markers in Natufian
Hunter-Gatherers and Neolithic Farmers in the Levant: The upper limb.
Late Stone Age Natufian
rules never die out, it seems.
Kahn, who explains that a research team at Simon Fraser University has added credence to a 60-year-old theory that "some early humans grew and stored grain for beer, even before they cultivated it for bread." 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.