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Mesolithic sites in the Levant were first found in Palestine and the cultural sequence has since been established more securely there than anywhere else. The earliest group of these sites determined on the evidence of stratigraphy and comparative typology was called Kebaran after the site where this phases was first defined in excavation by Turville-Petre. The second phase was called Natufian since its type site Shukbah was situated in the Wadi Natuf on the western edge of the Judean hill ...

The History of the Ancient Near East Electronic Compendium