Wadi Koura

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Wadi Koura
Wadi Koura is located in Lebanon
Wadi Koura
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Alternate name Wadi Koura
Location west of Ain Ebel, Lebanon
Region Nabatieh Governorate
Coordinates 33°06′53″N 35°24′00″E / 33.114667°N 35.4°E / 33.114667; 35.4
History
Periods Heavy Neolithic, Acheulian
Cultures Qaraoun culture
Site notes
Archaeologists Henri Fleisch
Public access Yes
Heavy Neolithic axe of the Qaraoun culture - Thick and heavy biface, retouched all over with jagged and irregular edges.

Wadi Koura is a wadi located west of Ain Ebel in the Bint Jbeil District of Nabatieh Governorate in Lebanon.[1][2]

A Heavy Neolithic archaeological site of the Qaraoun culture was located in the area where an outlet of the Wadi Yaroun flows from north to south in the direction of Debel. Materials were found on the site by Henri Fleisch and were stored with the Saint Joseph University (now the Museum of Lebanese Prehistory). Along with an assemblage of well rolled Heavy Neolithic tools, a few Acheulian pieces were found, both on the bed and around the banks of the wadi.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b L. Copeland; P. Wescombe (1966). Inventory of Stone-Age Sites in Lebanon: North, South and East-Central Lebanon, p. 88. Impr. Catholique. Retrieved 3 March 2011. 
  2. ^ Mūrīs Jumayyil (1951). La planification intégrale des eaux libanaises. M. Gemayel. Retrieved 5 September 2012.