Sites & cities that bear the name of Qesem cave

Qesem cave

Today in : Israel
First trace of activity : ca. 41,800 B.C.E
Last trace of activity : ca. 21,800 B.C.E
Recorded names : מערת קסם

Description : Qesem cave is a Lower Paleolithic archeological site 12 km east of Tel Aviv in Israel. Early humans were occupying the site by 400,000 until c. 200,000 years ago. The cave attracted considerable attention in December 2010 when reports suggested Israeli and Spanish archaeologists had found the earliest evidence yet of modern humans. Science bloggers pointed out that the media coverage had inaccurately reflected the scientific report.Selective large-game hunting was regularly done followed by butchery of desired carcass parts for transport back to a residence for food sharing and cooking.

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