prehistoric period

Timeline date: 
Pre-colonial
 
Nazareth area was inhabited since prehistoric period. Excavations that took place in the cave, located on the 
slopes of the Mount of Precipice unveiled rich purposes of the prehistoric period, such as human structures and ceramic tools and the bones of extinct animals. As was the cave dwellings of the old man and burials.
Discoveries of prehistoric period
Human settlement begins in Nazareth from the prehistoric period. Fertile Crescent region (Syria, Palestine, Lebanon, Jordan, and Iraq) was one of the areas required for settlement by the old man, thanks to the geographic components that met their basic needs: protection and security, food and water.
 
 
Nazareth area was inhabited since prehistoric period. Excavations that took place in the cave, located on the 
slopes of the Mount of Precipice unveiled rich purposes of the prehistoric period, such as human structures and ceramic tools and the bones of extinct animals. As was the cave dwellings of the old man and burials.
Discoveries of prehistoric period
Human settlement begins in Nazareth from the prehistoric period. Fertile Crescent region (Syria, Palestine, Lebanon, Jordan, and Iraq) was one of the areas required for settlement by the old man, thanks to the geographic components that met their basic needs: protection and security, food and water.
 
Nazareth also has provided these needs: topography, a valley surrounded by mountains, and provided security and protection. Food is available from small coupons in the valley and mountains. Eye, which subsequently called the "eye of the Virgin" and provided fresh water and dozens of caves in the region, distinguished their land was soft limestone bed places. Because of the large number of caves where named Nazareth "or caves" has been mentioned in the Koran, saying the Almighty: "And we made the son of Mary and his mother verse and Aoenahma to the hill with the decision of the particular", Al-believers 50.
We find in the cave sites for campfire and parts of ancient ceramic tools and layers of ash and bones of extinct animals and human bones. These findings led the researchers to conclude that the cave was used analgesic for fishermen and shepherds as well as being a dumping ground. Among the discoveries: the bones of the twenty-man, where there was a full 13 column backbone of six adults and seven children, five of whom were buried in an orderly channels is deep in the floor of the cave. One of the dead was a minus in a small room while his hands were bent and the young are on the left side while the feet and bent her head to the girl, her head was lying on the woman's chest. Also found was a great person and a young man young as it seems were killed by a Deer and buried in a common grave of deer with horns that caused their deaths.
One of the themes in which researchers disagree is the age of the human skeletons in the cave jump. There are those who believe that they date back to the end of the period Almustaria, or about 30,000 a year ago and there are believed to be the oldest of which 85,000 to 100,000 a year.
Apart from these discoveries from the prehistoric period, the initial excavations at the scene also showed a small church attributed to the sanctity of the Mount of Precipice in the Christian tradition.
Source: Encyclopedia of new knowledge of archaeological excavations in the Land of Israel, the land of Israel Research and old effects company, the term "jump, the cave", page 1414