worked during 1929-34 in Mount Carmel
near Haifa, Israel, dated to 105 25 kya
, and that contains LevalloisoMousterian artifacts
. The hominid
remains include a partly extended female skeleton
, possibly representing a burial
, with a cranial capacity
of 1270 cm3
-(Tabun I, aka
Tabun C1; some consider this specimen
to be c.
70 kya), and a larger, possibly male
-(Tabun II, aka
Tabun C2; some consider this specimen
to be more modern-looking and considerably older, c.
, than the female
skeleton), both attributed to Homo neanderthalensis. Older Yabrudian
levels date to 213-151 kya
and overlie an even older Tayacianassemblage. Aka Mugharet et-Tabun
, the oven.
See Amud, Zuttiyeh, Shanidar, and Dorothy Garrod.