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

Chapter 5: Neolithic 3 Tell Shamsine (Page 346)

Tell Shamsine in the Bekaa Valley of Lebanon is an elongated fairly large but low tell (mound) with a Roman building-foundation on the north end. It was found by Copeland and Frick in 1966. Early Pottery Neolithic material and sherds indicating an Early Bronze Age occupation were also found ...

The PN ceramic and lithic (stone) finds included (1) dark-faced burnished ware or DFBW sherds evidently representing thin-walled bowls with black or buff burnish both sides (2) limestone tools (3) tanged arrowhead fragments and (4) obsidian chips. Several types of coarse sherds are probably also Neolithic. The EB Period is represented by (1) combed sherds and (2) fragments of metallic-ware; some painted in reverse-slip style ...

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

The History of the Ancient Near East Electronic Compendium