Sites & cities that bear the name of Baaz Rockshelter

Baaz Rockshelter

Today in : Syrian Arab Republic
First trace of activity : ca. 34,000 B.C.E
Last trace of activity : ca. 7,000 B.C.E

Description : Baaz Rockshelter is a prehistoric archaeological site in Syria. Located in the foothills of the Anti-Lebanon Mountains about 50 km northeast of Damascus, the site consists of a small (6 x 10 m) rock shelter favourably situated overlooking the nearby plains and springs. Excavations have revealed that it was intermittently occupied during the Upper Palaeolithic (c. 34,000 to 32,000 years ago and 23,000 to 21,000 years ago), Late Epipalaeolithic (c. 11,200 to 10,200 years ago), and Pre-Pottery and Pottery Neolithic. The site was discovered in 1999, and excavated by a team from the University of Tübingen between 1999 and 2004.

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