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Jebel Aabeby

Jebel Aabeby
Jebel Aabeby is located in Lebanon
Jebel Aabeby
Shown within Lebanon
Location2 kilometres (1.2 mi) southeast of Sidon, Lebanon
Coordinates33°33′09″N 35°23′47″E / 33.5525°N 35.396389°E / 33.5525; 35.396389
PeriodsHeavy Neolithic, Neolithic
CulturesQaraoun culture
Site notes
Excavation dates1965
ArchaeologistsHenri Fleisch, V. Hankey and Lorraine Copeland
Conditionunder cultivation
Public accessYes

Jebel Aabeby is an archaeological site approximately 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) southeast of Sidon, to the west of the road north to Qraye in Lebanon.[1][2] The site is on a hill where a number of Cedar trees surround the Mar Elias monastery on the western side of the summit. A Heavy Neolithic assemblage of flint tools made by the Qaraoun culture was collected from some Olive terraces bordering on the road and from an area above them that was disturbed in the construction of a trackway. The flint was of a brown, Nummulitic, Eocene type, some having been patinated to white while others were found fresh. Several broad blades were found along with heavy scrapers on flakes, massive cores, rabots, racloirs and a few smaller scrapers. The material now stored in the Museum of Lebanese Prehistory was studied by Henri Fleisch, who concluded that the site was likely used as a prehistoric factory.[1]


  1. ^ a b Lorraine Copeland; P. Wescombe (1965). Inventory of Stone-Age sites in Lebanon, p. 93. Imprimerie Catholique. Retrieved 21 July 2011.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ Francis Hours (1994). Atlas des sites du proche orient (14000-5700 BP). Maison de l'Orient méditerranéen. ISBN 978-2-903264-53-6. Retrieved 5 September 2012.
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