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

@article{Valladas1999TLDF,
  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},
  year={1999},
  volume={26},
  pages={259-268}
}
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… 

Figures and Tables from this paper

Faunal analysis from Amud Cave: preliminary results and interpretations

The Late Mousterian Neanderthal site of Amud Cave (dated ca. 70–55 kyr) is situated on the margins of the Dead Sea Rift, about 5 km northwest of the Sea of Galilee. Recent excavations at the site

Novel chrono-cultural constraints for the Middle Paleolithic site of Rosh Ein Mor (D15), Israel

Chrono-cultural Considerations of Middle Paleolithic Occurrences at Manot Cave (Western Galilee), Israel

Manot Cave is situated within the Levantine Mediterranean region. The site has an extensive Upper Paleolithic sequence, also manifesting the presence of a Middle Paleolithic occupation. This study

EL PALEOLÍTICO MEDIO EN EL PRÓXIMO ORIENTE

The archaeological evidence from the Middle Paleolithic in the Near East is summed up in this work. It is embodied in the Late Middle Pleistocene and the Early Upper Pleistocene. We present a summary

The Middle Paleolithic of the East Mediterranean Levant

  • J. Shea
  • Geography, Environmental Science
  • 2003
This paper reviews recent developments in geochronology, archaeology, and behavioral interpretations of the Middle Paleolithic Period (ca. 47–250 Kyr) in the East Mediterranean Levant. Neandertals

THE CHRONOLOGY OF THE LEVANTINE MIDDLE PALAEOLITHIC La cronología del Paleolítico Medio levantino

The chronology of the Levantine Middle Paleolithic is based on stratified Mousterian assemblages in several cave sites, bio-zones of microfaunal associations, and series of Thermolumines ence (TL)

Isotopic evidence for Last Glacial climatic impacts on Neanderthal gazelle hunting territories at Amud Cave, Israel.

New Data from Shovakh Cave and Its Implications for Reconstructing Middle Paleolithic Settlement Patterns in the Amud Drainage, Israel

This study presents the geoarchaeological and geochronological aspects of Shovakh Cave and the first comparative context to the nearby Amud Cave (~ 500 m downstream), providing an exceptional

A Week in the Life of the Mousterian Hunter

Eight excavation seasons at the Mousterian site of Nahal Mahanyeem Outlet (NMO) on the banks of the Upper Jordan River offer a glimpse into the life ways of MP people during a hunting expedition in
...

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 76 REFERENCES

The Dating of the Upper Paleolithic Layers in Kebara Cave, Mt Carmel

Abstract Renewed excavations in Kebara cave (Mt Carmel) made it possible to obtain a series of radiocarbon dates from the Upper Paleolithic layers of the site. The various readings indicate the

ESR dating of the Neanderthal site, Kebara Cave, Israel

The Tabun Cave and Paleolithic Man in the Levant

TLDR
A continuity in cultural development at this site from about 130,000 to 50,000 years ago is supported and suggests that a continuous biological evolution from Neandeithal to anatomically modem Homo sapiens took place in the southern Levant.

Thermoluminescence Date for the Mousterian Burial Site of Es-Skhul, Mt. Carmel

Abstract In the 1930s, the skeletal remains of at least 10 hominids were uncovered in the cave of es-Skhul (Mt. Carmel, Israel). Thermoluminescence (TL) dates have been obtained on six burnt flints

Thermoluminescence dating of Mousterian Troto-Cro-Magnon' remains from Israel and the origin of modern man

The Qafzeh1 and Skhul2,3 caves in Israel have yielded the remains of over 30 hominids. Despite their association with Mousterian deposits, these have been recognized as forerunners of other Homo

THE LITHIC ASSEMBLAGES OF AMUD CAVE Implications for Understanding the End of the Mousterian in the Levant

The Middle-Upper Paleolithic transition in the Levant is a cultural phase of short duration. Indeed, its actual occurrence as reflected in the region’s archaeological record is debated. The blade

Thermoluminescence dates for the Neanderthal burial site at Kebara in Israel

The origins of modern man are a subject of controversy among palaeoanthropologists concerned with human evolution1–3. Particularly heavily debated is the dating of hominid remains uncovered in

The Excavations in Kebara Cave, Mt. Carmel [and Comments and Replies]

Resultats des fouilles recentes (1982-90) sur le site du Paleolithique moyen de Kebara, Israel. Synthese de la stratigraphie complexe du site et datation. Description des structures spatiales de

TL Dates of Burnt Flints from Jelinek's Excavations at Tabun and their Implications

Abstract A selection of 37 burnt flints from Jelinek's excavations at Tabun were dated by thermoluminescence. The results indicate that the bottom of unit I (Garrod's Layer C) should be given an age

A Neandertal infant from Amud Cave, Israel

A newly discovered partial skeleton of an infant from the Amud Cave, Israel, displays an array of anatomical features that help to establish its taxonomic status as Homo neanderthalcrisis: the
...