Misliya is situated on the southern escarpment of Mount Carmel. Few years before during the survey this place was discovered, but no excavation had a place. Mount Carmel has long been a global center of prehistoric research focusing on cultural adaptations, social complexity, ecological background to human evolution, the emergence of modern humans and the passage from hunting-gathering to agriculture.

Misliya Cave offers a unique opportunity to unearth rich archaeological assemblages, animal bones and human remains. We are thus certain that the new project will shed important light on the enigmatic relationships between Homo sapiens and Neandertals in an area where, unlike other regions, they apparently share a common culture.

From winter of 2001 on terrace conducted excavations by Mina Weinstein-Evron, of the University of Haifa. The site is probably from Middle Paleolithic period, but this is excavation in progress and still unpublished one, so I can't expose any scientific details from it, only to say it's very interesting one.

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First published article!!!!
Weinstein-Evron, M., Bar-Oz, G., Zaidner, Y., Tsatskin, A., Druck, D., Porat, N., and Hershkovitz, I. (2002). Introducing Misliya cave, Mount Carmel, Israel: a new continuous Lower/Middle Paleolithic sequence in the Levant. Journal of Eurasian Prehistory

February of 2001 - beginning of the excavations.

Spring in the air...

View on fields near Misliya

Summer 2002
We finished season of excavations in Misliya. Long month and a half.... It was nice, interesting, hard and uphill sometimes ...
it was worse it ...
probably ...

Michal and Peri - A Hard Day's Night...

Every morning we climbed on this nice looking cliff - it was good exercise....

Summer it's definitely hot season in Israel - so, we needed to be careful sitting under the sun.
And we were!!! We did some kind of "shadow device" 8))

One method of work...

and another - more modern and noisy...

First stage of desperation.....

Second stage, that called "I need a break!!!!  Time for breakfest!!!!"

Tugan making one... Not too fancy, but eatable - this is the important part of it.. 8)

Breakfest on the site

How we could manage without cellular phone...

Filming the excavation - almost Ingmar Bergman... or Woody Allen 80)

In the lab of excavation

Work afternoons it's too hard of the task...

Barbecue in the evening - what's wrong with that?

Celebrating life 8) : volunteers from Poland and C... 8)

In the middle of evening meal : such serious process need concentration 80

Last day of excavation....

I want to thank Tugan, Reuven, Rakefet and Guy for the pictures.

Season of 2003.
It was good 2 months of work and a lot of late night talks around the table.

Little break after climbing the mountain

Rabiya, Yurek and Alon - heroes of low terrace

Rabiya and Tom - what too much of digging can do to peaceful man

Hard work...

Tea? Anybody?

Yossi and C

Reuven and topcon

What are we doing here?

In the evening....

I owe big thanks to Reuven,Michal and Rakefet for the pictures.


Season of 2004

Suzanne - our volunteer from England

More pictures from 2004 season coming soon


2005 season

I wasn't there this year, but our new MA student, Rachael was ....

Therefore, by courtesy of Rachael here are some pictures from this season...

See you next season...

Maybe....




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