Latest Gesher, Israel Stories

2009-12-22 13:20:51

Evidence of sophisticated, human behavior has been discovered by Hebrew University of Jerusalem researchers as early as 750,000 years ago "“ some half a million years earlier than has previously been estimated by archaeologists. The discovery was made in the course of excavations at the prehistoric Gesher Benot Ya'aqov site, located along the Dead Sea rift in the southern Hula Valley of northern Israel, by a team from the Hebrew University Institute of Archaeology. Analysis of the...

2008-10-27 08:30:00

A new study makes a fiery claim: That humans had the ability to make flames nearly 790,000 years ago.It's a skill researchers believe helped them migrate from Africa to Europe.Researchers at Israel's Hebrew University discovered that early civilizations had learned to light fires, by analyzing flints at an archaeological site on the bank of the river Jordan. It marks a turning point in history that allowed them to venture into unknown lands.A 2004 study of the site showed that man had been...

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