Emmanuel Anati

A hunter releases his arrow to fell an ibex. Trapped with another ibex by the hunter’s pack of dogs, the long-horned animal will join a third of its species, behind the hunter on the far right, that has already been killed.

During the Chalcolithic period, fourth millennium B.C., someone with an artistic bent, who was perhaps a hunter himself, carefully engraved this dynamic scene onto a dark, sandstone rock at Har Karkom.