Sites & cities that bear the name of El Khiam

El Khiam

Today in : Palestine, State of
First trace of activity : ca. 10,000 B.C.E
Last trace of activity : ca. 9,500 B.C.E
Recorded names : الخیام

Description : El Khiam(الخیام) is an archaeological site near Wadi Khureitun in the Judaean Desert in the West Bank, on the shores of the Dead Sea. Archaeological finds at El Khiam show nearly continuous habitation by groups of hunters since the Mesolithic and early Neolithic periods. The Khiamian period (c. 10000-9500 BCE), named for this site, is characterized by flint arrowheads now known as "El-Khiam points". El Khiam was first excavated by René Neuville in 1934, by Jean Perrot in 1951 and González Echergaray in 1961.

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