Emmanuel Anati

Raw material for a once-busy flint workshop, flakes and cores of flint lie scattered on the floor where they were left tens of thousands of years ago. The large chunk in the center is a core from which flakes required for knives or scrapers could have been cleaved. During the Paleolithic Period (80,000 to 10,000 B.C.), people may have settled at Har Karkom because of the mountain’s abundant, high quality flint.