TL Dates for the Neanderthal Site of the Amud Cave, Israel

  title={TL Dates for the Neanderthal Site of the Amud Cave, Israel},
  author={H{\'e}l{\`e}ne Valladas and Norbert Mercier and Laurence Froget and Erella Hovers and Jean Louis Joron and William H. Kimbel and Yoel Rak},
  journal={Journal of Archaeological Science},
Abstract Age-estimates ranging from 50 to 70 ky were obtained for the Mousterian deposits of Amud Cave in Israel from thermoluminescence measurements performed on 19 burnt flints. The late dates obtained for the stratigraphic layers bearing hominid remains confirm the evidence for the late presence of Neanderthals in the Levant. The dates enable a more effective comparison of the lithic assemblages from Amud Cave with those of other contemporaneous sites and underline the variability within… 

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