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Kebaran culture

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The Kebaran culture, also known as the 'Early Near East Epipalaeolithic', was an archaeological culture in the Eastern Mediterranean area (c. 23,000 to 15,000 BP), named after its type site, Kebara Cave south of Haifa. The Kebaran were a highly mobile nomadic population, composed of hunters and gatherers in the Levant and Sinai areas who used microlithic tools.

Quick facts: Geographical range, Period, Dates, Type site,...
Location of the Kebaran culture, with main contemporary cultures
Geographical rangeLevant
PeriodUpper Paleolithic
Datesc. 23,000 – c. 15,000 BP
Type siteKebara Cave
Preceded byAhmarian
Levantine Aurignacian
Followed byNatufian culture
The Kebaran corresponds to the period of progressive warming at the end of the Pleistocene, which followed the Last Glacial Maximum (LGM). Climate and Post-Glacial expansion in the Near East, based on the analysis of Greenland ice cores.