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Pre-Historic Mount Carmel

There are several important caves on Mount Carmel near Haifa in Palestine. Tabun Cave has a long sequence of deposits of Acheulian and Mousterian type; the latter levels include a skeleton of Neanderthal type. The nearby Skhul Cave has burials of eleven individuals, formerly regarded as Neanderthals, but now usually regarded as closer to CroMagnon, or hybrid or transitional. The Mugharet Wad Cave has a sequence of Upper Palaeolithic deposits with important Natufian levels at the top and on the plateau outside; associated with this are numerous burials ...

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