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University of Haifa

Earliest Evidence of Using Flower Beds for Burial Found in Raqefet Cave in Mt. Carmel (2 of 3)

Caption: This is the double burial of Homo 18 and Homo 19 (see location in Fig. 1c). A) This is Homo 19 during excavation (skull on right). Note the vertically chiseled bedrock surface (left) with foot bones resting on it. This surface was covered by more than 10 plant impressions. B) This is an opposite view of the chiseled surface, after removal of the skeleton. C) This is a close-up view of plant impressions found on the vertical chiseled surface. All scales in cm.

Credit: Photographs were taken by E. Bartov.

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