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Chapter 3: Neolithic 1 Nahal Poleg 18M (Page 109)

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Another site which may have been occupied at this time is Poleg 18M. The surface material from this site had Mesolithic 2 affinities but there were at least two points with side notches and basal retouch (See Page 11 in *1 Below) which on stratified sites have been found in early post-Mesolithic 2 contexts. Some of the other tools such as the burins - scrapers and sickle blades could equally well have occurred on an early Neolithic site. It is possible therefore that this site was occupied briefly in Neolithic 1.

All these sites in Palestine had occupation deposits with a similar flint industry and other artifacts. Where buildings were preserved these too were found to be of a similar type. On the stratified sites Jericho - Nahal Oren and Khiam there were also the earliest post-Mesolithic 2 remains. It is for these reasons that I believe all these sites belong within the first stage of the Neolithic in the Levant or Neolithic 1 .....

*1 Prehistoric Survey of the Dunes of the
Mediterranean Coastline of Israel

F. Burian and E. Friedmann (1963 - 1964)
Miteaufat Haeven Volume 6-7 (Pages 1-39)
Library of Congress # DS 111 A1 M5

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