7000-year-old settlement unearthed in Jerusalem

Excavations in Northern Jerusalem exposed two houses with well-preserved remains and floors containing pottery vessels, flint tools and a basalt bowl. The items are representative of the early Chalcolithic period, beginning around 5,000 B.C. Similar developments have been found elsewhere in present-day Israel but not in Jerusalem. The site was discovered while authorities were doing roadwork in the east Jerusalem neighbourhood of Shuafat.

The excavation site (by Yahoo! News)
The excavation site (by Yahoo! News)
Small finds from the excavations (by Yahoo! News)
Small finds from the excavations (by Yahoo! News)

(after Yahoo! News)

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