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Chapter 6: Neolithic 4 Wadi Rabah (Page 457)

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The latest structure here - Building A - was Chalcolithic but below that were two more structures - B and C - occupied in Neolithic 4. Both were rectilinear with stone foundations and B was probably a room of a house. Flints - pottery and a few other artifacts were found in and around these buildings. The flints were similar to those from Jericho and other sites.

The pottery consisted of jars - bowls - cups made of clay tempered with sand - grit and occasionaly straw. These were fired to a brown or buff colour while a few were pink. Some of the jars were globular and had hole-mouths or thickened rims while many others had bow rims. They were usually made with strap handles with splayed attachments - knobs - lugs or ledge handles. Many of the bowls were carinated or had splayed sides and a few had pedestal bases. These vessels were often painted red around the rim or all over. Some vessels were coloured brown or black. Many were burnished often to a high gloss. This kind of decoration was more common at Wadi Rabah and on other West Palestine sites than elsewhere. Some other pots at Wadi Rabah were included with stab marks - criss-cross lines - herringbones and wavy lines ...

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