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Location 12 kilometres (7.5 mi) south of Sidon, Lebanon
Type black soil area
Periods Heavy Neolithic, Neolithic
Cultures Qaraoun culture
Site notes
Excavation dates 1894
Archaeologists Godefroy Zumoffen
Condition under cultivation
Public access Yes

Akbiyeh is an archaeological site approximately 12 kilometres (7.5 mi) south of Sidon, northeast of Ain Kantarah in Lebanon.[1] The area of black soil around 600 metres (2,000 ft) by 30 metres (98 ft) was found by Godefroy Zumoffen in 1894.[2] Material recovered is in the Museum of Lebanese Prehistory including four bifaces of Lower Paleolithic form along with a variety of material suggested to be Middle Paleolithic and Heavy Neolithic of the Qaraoun culture. These include a number of rectangular picks, rough cores and flakes in various conditions. The site is now under cultivation.[3]


  1. ^ Lorraine Copeland; P. Wescombe (1965). Inventory of Stone-Age sites in Lebanon, p. 128-135. Imprimerie Catholique. Retrieved 21 July 2011. 
  2. ^ Godefroy Zumoffen (1900). La Phénicie avant les phéniciens: l'âge de la pierre. Impr. catholique. Retrieved 7 August 2011. 
  3. ^ Howell, F., Upper Pleistocene Stratigraphy and Early Man in the Levant, Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society, Volume 103, 1959.