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Nahal Zin stream bed, Shutterstock

Researchers returning to Boker Tachtit in Israel’s Negev illuminate an important chapter in modern humans’ origin story 

Drs. Elisabetta Boaretto and Tobias Richter. In the foreground is a Natufian hearth at Shubayqa, Jordan

New dates for a 15,000-year-old site in Jordan challenge some prevailing assumptions about the beginnings of permanent settlement

Recently uncovered remains of a massive stone tower built to guard Gihon Spring – a vital water supply just downhill from the ancient city of Jerusalem

Ultra-precise dating takes nearly 1,000 years off its age

Manot skull
The precise dating of ancient charcoal found near a skull is helping reveal a unique period in prehistory
(left) Field photograph of two skeletons (adult on left, adolescent on right) during excavation. Photo: E. Gerstein, Haifa University (right) Reconstruction of the double burial at the time of inhumation. The bright veneer inside the grave on the right is partially covered by green plants

Radiocarbon dating at the Weizmann Institute determines the age of flowery graves.  A new accelerator will help solve long-standing...