El Khiam

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El Khiam
El Khiam is located in the West Bank
El Khiam
Shown within the West Bank
Location West Bank
Coordinates 31°38′00″N 35°15′00″E / 31.633333°N 35.25°E / 31.633333; 35.25
Periods Mesolithic, Neolithic
Cultures Khiamian
Site notes
Excavation dates 1931, 1957, 1961
Archaeologists R. Neuville, André Parrot, González Echergaray
Public access Unknown
El Khiam Point, first found at El Khiam.
A graphic representation of El Khiam

El Khiam is an archaeological site near Wadi Khureitun in the Judaean Desert in the West Bank, on the shores of the Dead Sea. list of Neolithic sites

Archaeological finds at El Khiam show nearly continuous habitation by groups of hunters since the Mesolithic and early Neolithic periods.[1] The Khiamian period (c. 10000-9500 BCE), named for this site, is characterized by flint arrowheads now known as "El-Khiam points".[2]

El Khiam was first excavated by René Neuville in 1934, by Jean Perrot in 1951 and González Echergaray in 1961.[2]


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