Sites & cities that bear the name of Mugharet el-Zuttiyeh

Mugharet el-Zuttiyeh

Today in : Israel
First trace of activity : ca. 290,000 B.C.E
Last trace of activity : ca. 106,000 B.C.E
Recorded names : מערת זוטייה

Description : Mugharet el-Zuttiyeh ("Cave of the Robbers") is a prehistoric archaeological site in Upper Galilee, Israel. It is situated 800 m (2,600 ft) from the Nahal Amud outlet, approximately 30 m (98 ft) above the wadi bed (148 m (486 ft) below sea level). It was found to house a fossil today known as the "Galilee skull" and "The Palestinian Man". Discovered in 1925, the skull was the first fossilised archaic human found in Western Asia. Together with the remains found at Es Skhul and the Wadi el-Mughara Caves, this find was classified in 1939 by Arthur Keith and Theodore D. McCown as Palaeoanthropus palestinensis. Today its taxonomy is that of Homo heidelbergensis.

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