The submerged Pre-Pottery Neolithic water well of Atlit-Yam, northern Israel, and its palaeoenvironmental implications

@article{Galili1993TheSP,
  title={The submerged Pre-Pottery Neolithic water well of Atlit-Yam, northern Israel, and its palaeoenvironmental implications},
  author={Ehud Galili and Yaacov Nir},
  journal={The Holocene},
  year={1993},
  volume={3},
  pages={265 - 270}
}
The recent discovery of a vertical open shaft, identified as a well of the Pre-Pottery Neolithic period, was found in a large submerged village off the Atlit promontory, northern Israel. This well indicates that the exploitation of groundwater through wells commenced at the beginning of the eighth millennium BP or possibly earlier. The well lies some 10 m below present sea level, a few hundred metres off the Carmel coast. It is almost 1.5 m in diameter, and some 5.7 m in depth, which proves… Expand

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