10,000 year old house uncovered near Jerusalem
Melbourne: An archaeological excavation near Jerusalem has uncovered a 10,000 year old house showing "evidence of man`s transition to permanent dwellings."
According to the Times of Israel, the Israel Antiquities Authority, together with the Netivei Israel Company found the house and a 6000 year old cultic temple ahead of a planned road expansion, News.com.au reported.
The archaeologist`s have labeled the site as "a fascinating glimpse into thousands of years of human development."
The authority said in a statement that settlement remains were unearthed at the site, the earliest of which dates to the beginning of the eighth millennium BCE (Before Common Era) and latest to the end of the fourth millennium BCE.
Amir Golani, one of the excavators for the Antiquities Authority, said that the excavation has revealed that in the Early Bronze Age, 5000 years ago, a rural society made the transition to an urban society.
The researchers distinctly saw a settlement that gradually became planned, which included streets and buildings that were extremely impressive from the standpoint of their size and the manner of their construction.
Golani said that they can clearly trace the urban planning and see the guiding hand of the settlement`s leadership that chose to regulate the construction in the crowded regions in the center of the settlement and allowed less planning along its periphery.
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