‘Atiqot 87 (2016)
Remains from the End of the Early Chalcolithic and the Late Chalcolithic Periods at Kaukab Springs in the Western Galilee
(Hebrew, pp. 1*–41*; English summary, p. 103–105)
Keywords: Lower Galilee, brick walls, settlement distribution, economy, fauna, flint, basalt chalice, violin-shaped figurine
Excavations at the Kaukab Springs site revealed two Chalcolithic-period strata: one from Early Chalcolithic 3 (Stratum III) and the other from the Late Chalcolithic (Stratum II). The site is important for the study of the transition between the Early Chalcolithic 3 and the Late Chalcolithic periods. The architectural traditions and the finds from each of these periods indicate a clear relationship between the Galilee sites and ‘En ‘Esur, as well as local variations in the region between the Sharon plain and the Galilee. After its abandonment in the Late Chalcolithic period, the site was reoccupied in the Intermediate Bronze Age.
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