The Prehistoric Man Museum

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The prehistoric man museum
Prehistoric man museum.jpg
Established1952 by Amnon Assaf
LocationMaayan Baruch, Israel

The Prehistoric Man Museum is a museum of prehistory in Kibbutz Ma'ayan Baruch, Israel.

The museum showcases historical artifacts found in and around the kibbutz and houses an extensive collection of prehistoric tools and vessels, including hand axes predating human settlement in the Hulah Valley, around 780,000 BCE.

The museum's collection includes the skeleton of a prehistoric woman, approximately 50 years old, buried with her dog.[1][2]

The museum also has an ethno-geographic wing with a collection of artifacts and tools from around the world, all made from natural or organic material.

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  1. ^ James Serpell, The domestic dog: its evolution, behaviour, and interactions with people, pp 10-12. Cambridge University Press, 1995.
  2. ^ SJM Davis and FR Valla, Evidence for domestication of the dog 12,000 years ago in the Natufian of Israel, Nature 276, 608-610 (7 December 1978)

Coordinates: 33°14′16.96″N 35°36′31″E / 33.2380444°N 35.60861°E / 33.2380444; 35.60861

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