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Chapter 4: Neolithic 2 Teleilat Ghassul (Page 233)

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The mound of Ghassul lies in the Jordan valley about 5 kilometres east of the river and 4 kilometres north of the Dead Sea. A number of flint arrowheads were found in the first excavations at the site which did not belong to the normal assemblage of the Chalcolithic settlement (See Page 62 in *1 Below). These included tanged arrowheads with notches or wings which are typical of Neolithic 2. Since then other Neolithic 2 flints have been collected at the site (See Page 80 in *2 Below). Hennessy has been able to show in his recent excavations that there were earlier levels of occupation at the site (See Page 24 in *3 Below) so it would appear that these Neolithic 2 flints were derived from these earlier deposits which must underlie the Chalcolithic settlement .....


*1 Teleilat Ghassul I: A. Mallon et al (1934)
Library of Congress # GN 778.3 G48 M34

*2 Non-Ghassulian Flint Elements at Teleilat Ghassul
E. Stockton (1971) Volume 3 [Pages 80 - 81]
Levant: Library of Congress # DS 56 L48

*3 Preliminary Report on a First Season of
Excavations at Teleilat Ghassul

J. Hennessy (1969) Volume 1 [Pages 1 - 24]
Levant: Library of Congress # DS 56 L48

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