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Subject: Moukhtara, Plain of Zgharta, Amlaq Qatih, Bustan Birke, Kfar Tebnit
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Akkar plain foothills

Akkar plain foothills
Akkar plain foothills is located in Lebanon
Akkar plain foothills
Shown within Lebanon
Location between Halba and Adbe, Lebanon
Region North Governorate
Coordinates
History
Periods Heavy Neolithic, Neolithic
Cultures Qaraoun culture
Site notes
Archaeologists R. Wetzel, J. Haller, Lorraine Copeland
Public access Yes
Heavy Neolithic tools of the Qaraoun culture found at Mtaileb I - Massive nosed scraper on a flake with irregular jagged edges, notches and "noses". Light grey and streaky silicious limestone.

The Akkar plain foothills are the location of several surface archaeological sites found between Halba and Adbe in the Akkar District of North Governorate in Lebanon.[1]

The sites were found in neogene conglomerates above the 200 metres (660 ft) contour on Louis Dubertret's geological map and mentioned by R. Wetzel and J. Haller in 1945.[2] The materials found were described as "Gros bifaces" along with other roughouts. The tools were originally classified as Chelleo-Acheullean however Lorraine Copeland suggested them reclassified as a Heavy Neolithic assemblage of the Qaraoun culture in light of more modern research.[1]

References

  1. ^ a b L. Copeland; P. Wescombe (1966). Inventory of Stone-Age Sites in Lebanon: North, South and East-Central Lebanon, pp. 20-21. Impr. Catholique. Retrieved 3 March 2011. 
  2. ^ Wetzel, R. & Haller, J., Le Quarternaire de la région de Tripoli. Notes et Mémoires de la Délégation Générale de France au Liban. Section Géologique, No. 4. Beirut, 1945.
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