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The Neolithic of the Levant (1978)
A.M.T. Moore (Oxford University)

Chapter 5: Neolithic 3 Tell Hashbai (Page 346-349)

Tell Hashbai is a large tell (mound) on the extreme west edge of and dominating the Bekaa Valley. The site was examined by Copeland/Wescombe/Contenson in 1965-6. Besides Neolithic material sherds from Chalcolithic and the Early Bronze Age were found on the surface. Lithic (stone) and ceramic material was examined; it was found to be like the Neolithique and Moyen Byblos - Ramad IV and Amuq A ...

Early Neolithic pottery as well as a flint industry with microlithic influence in black flint and another flint group of later appearance in brown and bluff flint was found. If the dark-faced burnished ware and red-slipped pottery belong with the black flint group then the assemblage would be Neolithique Ancien and possibly Moyen. No axes or heavy tools were found. Obsidian is present in the form of small blades ...

*Inventory of Stone Age Sites in Lebanon (1966)
Part 2: North - South - East Central Lebanon

Copeland and Wescombe in Volume 42 (Pages 1-174)
Mélanges de l'Université Saint-Joseph (Beirut Lebanon)
Library of Congress # PJ 3001 B5

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