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Burial Cave, c. 4500–3200 BCE

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Findings from the Burial Cave

Chalcolithic Era (4500-3200 BCE) burial cave. The cave was unearthed in 1995 when a bulldozer accidentally broke through its ceiling during construction of a road in the upper Galilee village of Peqi’in. Archaeologists from the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) discovered tens of thousands of pottery fragments strewn about the 50-foot-long cave—apparently the work of ancient grave robbers who vandalized the cave more than 5,000 years ago, not long after the final interment.

“Strata- Cave Yields Treasures,” BAR Jul-Aug 1999.

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