Dictionary of Human Evolution and Biology

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Qafzeh

Archaeological site found in 1933 near Nazareth in northern Israel, dated to 120 - 40 kya (at least 92 kya by TL, 120 by ESR), and that contains a LevalloisoMousterian artifact assemblage. Hominid remains comprise at least 20 individuals. The restored Qafzeh 6 cranium has a 1570 cm3 capacity and is attributed to Homo sapiens. Some of the remains were deliberate burials. Aka Jebel Qafzeh Cave.

Cf. Skhul and Cro-Magnon.

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