The Prehistoric Period

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Pre-colonial

 

The Nazareth region was inhabited during the Prehistoric Era. Several excavations have taken place in the local caves surrounding Nazareth and are located on the slopes of Mount Precipice. These escuvations have unveiled a rich hisotry of the Prehistoric Period. These excavations have revield findings such as human structures, ceramic tools and the bones of extinct animals. These archaelogical digs have also revealed the cave dwellings of men and burials grounds.

Discoveries of prehistoric period.

Human settlement began in Nazareth during the Prehistoric Period. These settlements are located along the Fertile Crescent region (Syria, Palestine, Lebanon, Jordan, and Iraq) and was one of the inhabital areas for settlements by prehistoric men, this is due to the geographic components that met their basic needs: protection and security, food and water.

 

The Nazareth region was inhabited during the Prehistoric Era. Several excavations have taken place in the local caves surrounding Nazareth and are located on the slopes of Mount Precipice. These escuvations have unveiled a rich hisotry of the Prehistoric Period. These excavations have revield findings such as human structures, ceramic tools and the bones of extinct animals. These archaelogical digs have also revealed the cave dwellings of men and burials grounds.

Discoveries of prehistoric period.

Human settlement began in Nazareth during the Prehistoric Period. These settlements are located along the Fertile Crescent region (Syria, Palestine, Lebanon, Jordan, and Iraq) and was one of the inhabital areas for settlements by prehistoric men, this is due to the geographic components that met their basic needs: protection and security, food and water.

Nazareth also provides wonderful georgrapgical landscape: topography, a valley surrounded by mountains, that has 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.

In these cave sites, ancient campfires and parts of ceramic tools and layers of ash and bones of extinct animals and human bones have been discovered. These findings have led researchers to conclude that these caves were used analgesic for fishermen and shepherds as well as being a dumping ground. Among the discoveries: the bones of twenty humans. 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.

Researchers tend to disagree on the age of some of the human skeletons in the cave. Some researchers believe that these remains 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