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Ma'aloula Paleolithic Survey. Distribution of Upper Paleolithic and Epipaleolithic sites.

Ma'aloula Paleolithic Survey. Distribution of Upper Paleolithic and Epipaleolithic sites.

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... from the sites is needed to better address questions related to the use of different spots in the landscape and to reconstruct Middle Paleolithic settlement dynamics in the region. The survey team identified 132 distinct Upper and Epipaleolithic sites. These sites are spread across the landscape and covered all geomorphological regions (Fig. 5). The presence of Upper and Epipaleolithic flint artifacts along the cliffline and the upper reaches of the slopes below the cliffline documents an intense use of the caves and rockshelters of the region during the Upper and Epipaleolithic. Unfortunately, nearly all of these caves have been emptied by natural and anthropogenic ...

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