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Gesher Benot Ya’aqov

Archaeological site found in 1937, an open-air, waterlogged site located on the shores of paleo-Lake Hula on the bank of the Jordan River in the Dead Sea Rift, northern Israel, dated to 790 kya (Brunhes-Matuyama chron boundary).The site contains basalt Acheulean artifacts (with a Kombewan African affinity), and charred flint, seeds and wood, all of which have been interpreted as indicating the presence of hearths and the controlled use of fire. Aka Jisr Banat Yacub.

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