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Neolithic Tell Labweh (South)

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The Neolithic of the Levant (1978)
A.M.T. Moore (Oxford University)

Chapter 4: Neolithic 2 (Pages 203-205)

Chapter 5: Neolithic 3 (Pages 343-344)

Tell (mound) Labweh (South) lies just south of the village of that name on one of the sources of the Orontes River in the Bekaa Valley of West Syria. The area of the tell finally chosen for sounding by Diana Kirkbride in 1966 appears to be Early Pottery Neolithic with abundant remains including (1) white vessel fragments -- (2) flint and (3) dark-faced burnished ware (DFBW) pottery ...

Pottery at Labweh was scarce. No coarse wares were found -- their place being taken by White Wares or heavier white vessels. Only one vessel could be reconstructed -- a combed bowl of a type known from the Byblos Ancien (!) ...

Flints were of types that accord well with Ramad. Hooks -- points -- borers -- some burins and many scrapers composed the main tool kit ...

Two houses -- one closely below the other -- were excavated. Both houses in their respective times -- while in a ruined state -- had been used as burial grounds; a practice known from earlier Pre-Pottery Neolithic sites. The burials were of the fragmentary secondary type also known from the PPN ...

Three samples for C-14 analysis were dated to an average of 5950 BC (K-1428/29/30). The individual dates ranged over (only) 140 years. Thus basal Labweh and Ramad II have the same date ...

*1 Early Byblos and the Bakaa (1969)
Diana Kirkbride Volume 45 (Pages 43-60)
Mélanges de l'Université Saint-Joseph (Beirut Lebanon)
Library of Congress # PJ 3001 B5

*2 Inventory of Stone Age Sites in Lebanon
Part 2: North - South - East Central Lebanon (1966)
L. Copeland and P. Wescombe in Volume 42 (Pages 1-174)
Mélanges de l'Université Saint-Joseph (Beirut Lebanon)
Library of Congress # PJ 3001 B5

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