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Country  Lebanon
Governorate Baalbek-Hermel
District Baalbek
Elevation 4,442 ft (1,354 m)
1,354 metres (4,442 ft)
1,354 metres (4,442 ft)
Shown within Lebanon
Alternate name Fleywe
Location 17 kilometres (11 mi) northwest of Baalbek, Lebanon
Coordinates 34°05′00″N 36°03′00″E / 34.0833°N 36.0500°E / 34.0833; 36.0500
Periods Heavy Neolithic, Neolithic
Cultures Qaraoun culture
Site notes
Excavation dates 1965
Archaeologists Frank Skeels, Lorraine Copeland
Public access Yes
Massive steep-scraper on a split cobble or flake with direct retouch all around and cortex on the crest. Found at Mtaileb I.

Flaoui or Fleywe or Flaoueh (Arabic: فلاوي‎) is a small village located 17 kilometres (11 mi) northwest of Baalbek, Lebanon in Baalbek District, Baalbek-Hermel Governorate, Lebanon.[1] It is located near the north-south road that runs from Bodai to Chlifa.[2]

A Heavy Neolithic archaeological site of the Qaraoun culture is located in the area on fielded slopes of a small valley facing the Beqaa valley. It was discovered by Lorraine Copeland and Frank Skeels in 1965 with materials examined by Henri Fleisch. Worked tools were found made from abundant nodules of silicious, grey-yellow limestone. The material suggested to be Heavy Neolithic consisted of massive, rough cores and flakes with another group being found that showed resemblance to an assemblage termed by Fleisch the Micro-Mousterian. The site was under cultivation in 1966.[2]


  1. ^ Thom Sicking (1984). Religion et développement: étude comparée de deux villages libanais. Dar el-Machreq. Retrieved 5 September 2012. 
  2. ^ a b L. Copeland; P. Wescombe (1966). Inventory of Stone-Age Sites in Lebanon: North, South and East-Central Lebanon, p. 30. Impr. Catholique. Retrieved 3 March 2011. 

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