location in Israel
|Coordinates||32°55′12.32″N 35°13′5.75″E / 32.9200889°N 35.2182639°ECoordinates: 32°55′12.32″N 35°13′5.75″E / 32.9200889°N 35.2182639°E|
The site had substantial occupation during the Middle Paleolithic Mousterian period, from 250,000 years ago to 100,000 years ago, and later, during the Neolithic period and the Natufian culture around 12,000 years ago.
The Natufian occupation of the cave featured circular rooms with prepared floors, with a thick midden of lithics, groundstone objects, and worked bone. There were several hearths, and single graves located in abandoned rooms or outside inhabited rooms.