Ras Baalbek I
|Ras Baalbek I|
|Location||26 kilometres (16 mi) North-east of Baalbek|
|Excavation dates||1965-1966, 1970|
Ras Baalbek I (Arabic: ورأس بعلبك) is a rock shelter 500 metres (1,600 ft) east of Ras Baalbek in the northern Beqaa Valley in Lebanon. It sits north of the Wadi Teniyet er-Râs valley at a height of 1,000 metres (3,300 ft). It was first discovered by Lorraine Copeland and Peter Wescombe in 1965-1966. It was later excavated by Jacques Besançon in 1970. Retouched blades along with a pressure-flaked arrowhead and a burin were found dated to the Neolithic period.