Prehistoric building found in modern Israeli city

Super Moderator
User avatar
Posts: 6065
Joined: Wed Oct 31, 2007 5:53 am

PostTue Jan 12, 2010 9:33 am » by Vulcanic


Yahoo story see pictures there http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100111/ap_ ... t_building

JERUSALEM – Archaeologists have uncovered remains of an 8,000-year-old prehistoric building as well as ancient flint tools in the modern city of Tel Aviv, Israel's Antiquities Authority announced Monday. The building is the earliest structure ever found in Tel Aviv and changes what archaeologists previously believed about the area in ancient times.

"This discovery is both important and surprising to researchers of the period," said Ayelet Dayan, the archaeologist who led the excavation. "For the first time we have encountered evidence of a permanent habitation that existed in the Tel Aviv region 8,000 years ago," she said.

The three-room structure is believed to be have been built in the Neolithic period — when humans went from a nomadic existence of hunting and gathering to living in permanent settlements and engaging in agriculture.

The remains were found near the Ayalon river which Dayan said probably influenced the ancient dwellers' decision to settle.

Pottery shards found at the site helped archaeologists date the building.

Ancient artifacts including flint tools and hippopotamus bones from between 13,000 and 100,000 years ago were found nearby.

Tel Aviv, Israel's financial and cultural center on the Mediterranean, was built on barren sand dunes a mere 100 years ago. The ancient remains were uncovered during construction in the affluent Ramat Aviv neighborhood.
Image

My YouTube Channel :

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPmp_ByJdC5zkBQQmCr7EUw


Upload to Disclose.tv


  • Related topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post
Visit Disclose.tv on Facebook