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Wadi Yaroun

Wadi Yaroun
Wadi Yaroun is located in Lebanon
Wadi Yaroun
Shown within Lebanon
Alternative nameWadi Yaroun
Locationsouth of Ain Ebel, Lebanon
RegionNabatieh Governorate
Coordinates33°05′16″N 35°23′48″E / 33.08778°N 35.39667°E / 33.08778; 35.39667
History
PeriodsHeavy Neolithic, Neolithic
CulturesQaraoun culture
Site notes
ArchaeologistsPaul Bovier-Lapierre, Henri Fleisch
Public accessYes
Heavy Neolithic pick of the Qaraoun culture - Double ended pick, triangular section with narrowing, jagged edges at both ends. Found at Mtaileb I.

Wadi Yaroun, Wadi Yarun, Wadi Jarun, Wadi Hanine, Jarun or Jareon is a wadi located south of Ain Ebel in the Bint Jbeil District of Nabatieh Governorate in Lebanon.[1] After it reaches Yaroun it is called the Wadi Nahle or Wadi Nalesh and after reaching Debel it is called the Wadi Ayun et Tannour.[2][3]

A Heavy Neolithic archaeological site of the Qaraoun culture was discovered by Paul Bovier-Lapierre west north west of Yaroun and south of Ain Ebel;[4] Lorraine Copeland remarked that "the surface of this valley is literally covered in (worked flint) flakes". Bovier-Lapierre recovered several unpolished and polished axes with one exceptional elongated piece. All sorts of blades, scrapers, discs and other tools were found on the site and were stored with the Saint Joseph University (now the Museum of Lebanese Prehistory). Henri Fleisch determined the collection also included some later Neolithic pieces.[2]

References

  1. ^ Osbert Guy Stanhope Crawford (1927). Antiquity. Antiquity Publications. Retrieved 5 September 2012.
  2. ^ a b L. Copeland; P. Wescombe (1966). Inventory of Stone-Age Sites in Lebanon: North, South and East-Central Lebanon, p. 89. Impr. Catholique. Retrieved 3 March 2011.
  3. ^ Moore, A.M.T. (1978). The Neolithic of the Levant. Oxford University, Unpublished Ph.D. Thesis. pp. 428–433.
  4. ^ Bovier-Lapierre, Paul., Stations préhistoriques du Beled Becharra (The Galilée), La Géographie, vol. 17, p. 77, 1908.
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