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Chapter 5: Neolithic 3 Qalat Mudiq (Page 306)

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Qalat Mudiq lies northwest of Hama overlooking the valley of the Orontes from the east. Numerous flint tools and scraps of obsidian have been found on the lower slopes of the castle mound which probably came trom the earliest levels of occupation at the site. The few diagnostic tools were an Amuq arrowhead and several segmented sickle blades. Most of the flakes and blades found had been struck off prismatic cores. This scanty information would suggest that Qalat Mudiq was occupied during the Neolithic, probably in stage 3 ...

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