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Qafzeh: Oldest Intentional Burial

Intentional burial

At Qafzeh, Israel, the remains of as many as 15 individuals were found in a cave, along with 71 pieces of red ocher and ocher-stained stone tools. The ocher was found near the bones, suggesting it was used in a ritual.

Qafzeh: Oldest Intentional Burial
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Date of discovery: 1933
Discovered by: R. Neuville
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Site: Qafzeh