Sites & cities that bear the name of Wadi Hammeh

Wadi Hammeh

Today in : Jordan
First trace of activity : ca. 12,500 B.C.E
Last trace of activity : ca. 12,000 B.C.E

Description : Wadi Hammeh 27 is a Late Epipalaeolithic archaeological site in Pella, Jordan. It consists of the remains of a large settlement dating to the Early Natufian period, about 14,500 to 14,000 years ago. The people of the Natufian culture were nomadic foragers, but at Wadi Hammeh 27 they built large, durable dwellings that were maintained and revisited over many generations. The excavators of the site therefore interpret it as a substantial 'base camp' and forerunner of the first sedentary villages that were established in the area in the succeeding Pre-Pottery Neolithic period.

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