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Chapter 4: Neolithic 2 Iraq Barud (Page 230)

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Iraq Barud is a cave which lies above the Wadi Sefunim on the west side of Mount Carmel about 10 kilometres south of Haifa. The site has yielded an incomplete sequence of remains from the Palaeolithic to the Neolithic with some more recent debris on top. Layers III and IV contained an aceramic Neolithic flint industry (Page 60 in *1 Below) which included blades struck off double-ended cores, sickle blades and tanged arrowheads, all typically Neolithic 2 in character which should be 7th millennium in date. A hearth was found in the level beneath, Layer V, from which samples of ash were taken for C-14 dating. The determinations were 5780 115 B.C. Hv-2597 and 7445 130 B.C. Hv-3368 (Page 62 ibid). These determinations are so at variance with each other that neither can be accepted as truly dating the layer in which they were found so it seems wisest to adhere to a 7th millennium date for Layers IV and III based an typological compaxisons ......

*1 New Radiocarbon Dates From Mount Carmel
A. Ronen [1973] Volume 26 (Pages 60 - 62)
Archaeology: Library of Congress # GN 700 A725

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