In the autumn of 2007 a large-scale salvage excavation took place on the western margins of Beisamoun in the Hula Valley in northern Israel, as part of the development of the Rosh Pina-Qiryat Shmona highway. Excavation in the western part of the greater area of the Beisamoun site, formerly known for its Pre-Pottery Neolithic B finds, revealed a wealth of a archaeological objects attributed to an early phase of the Pottery Neolithic period. This volume presents the final reports of the 2007 salvage excavation, and it discusses relevent issues concerning the Prehistory of the Hula Valley during the earliest stages of the Pottery Neolithic period. Chapter 1) The site and the 2007 salvage excavation (Danny Rosenberg); Chapter 2) Geological and geomorphological settings (Nurit Shtober ); Chapter 3) The stone component of the pits and pavements (Danny Rosenberg and Nurit Shtober); Chapter 4) The pottery assemblage (Danny Rosenberg); Chapter 5) The lithic assemblage (Iris Groman-Yeroslavski and Danny Rosenberg); Chapter 6) The obsidian assemblage (Danny Rosenberg); Chapter 7) The stone assemblage (Danny Rosenberg); Chapter 8) The Skeletal Remains (Vered Eshed); Chapter 9) The faunal remains (Noa Raban-Gerstel and Guy Bar-oz); Chapter 10) Cremation from the Hellenistic period at Beisamoun and other finds of historic periods (Yotam Tepper); Chapter 11) The Early Pottery Neolithic of Beisamoun and the Neolithic of the Hula Valley - Summary and Discussion (Danny Rosenberg).
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