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LABORATORY OF GROUND STONE TOOLS RESEARCH
Department of Archaeology I Faculty of Humanities I University of Haifa

Sha'ar HaGolan

Sha’ar HaGolan is a Pottery Neolithic Yarmukian site in the central Joran Valley. The site features large courtyard structures, streets and a wealth of figurines and other imagery items. The ground stone tools assemblage is extensive including high amounts of grinding tools, vessels, bowlets and perforated items as well as other tool types including maceheads. These were produced primarily from limestone and, less commonly, vesicular and non-vesicular basalt.

Relevant publications:

Rosenberg, D., and Garfinkel, Y. 2014. Sha’ar HaGolan 4. The Ground-Stone Industry: Stone Working at the Dawn of Pottery Production in the Southern Levant. Jerusalem: The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.