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. Valladas and N. Mercier and L. Froget and E. Hovers and J. Joron and W. H. Kimbel and Y. 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… Expand

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