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NEW AMS 14C DATES FROM THE EARLY UPPER PALEOLITHIC SEQUENCE OF RAQEFET CAVE, MOUNT CARMEL, ISRAEL

Gyrgy Lengyel, Elisabetta Boaretto, Laurent Fabre, Avraham Ronen

Abstract


Raqefet Cave (35°04'21"N, 32°39'17"W) is situated in the southeastern side of Mount Carmel in Israel (Figure 1) on the left bank of wadi Raqefet (230 m asl), ~50 m above the wadi bed. It is 50 m long with an area of ~500 m2 (Figure 2). Eric Higgs of Cambridge University and Tamar Noy of the Israel Museum conducted excavations at the site between 1970 and 1972 (Higgs et al. 1975). New excavations at the cave began in 2004 (Lengyel et al. 2005).

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