A Late Neolithic Equid Offering from the Mortuary-Cult Site of Ramat Saharonim in the Central Negev

Abstract : The lower forelimb (metacarpal) of an equid, identified as that of a very large wild ass (E. africanus africanus) or a small sized wild horse (E. caballus), was recovered during excavations of a tumulus at Ramat Saharonim in the Central Negev. Given its close association with a Late Neolithic (Timnian) human interment, we have interpreted this bone as representing an early example of a grave offering from the Levantine deserts.
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Liora Kolska Horwitz, Steven Rosen, Fanny Bocquentin. A Late Neolithic Equid Offering from the Mortuary-Cult Site of Ramat Saharonim in the Central Negev. Journal of the Israel prehistoric society, Israel Prehistoric Society, 2011, 41, pp.71-81. ⟨hal-02013827⟩

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