Old Quarry Offers Anthropological Insight
Posted on May 2nd, 2016
A quarry dating back to 11,000 years ago was newly discovered in Israel. The early Neolithic people that inhabited that area mined the Quarry at Kazier Hilltop for its flint and limestone. Archeologists found round cupmarks in the landscapes surface as evidence of a large-scale quarry operation. The land was a part of the Meshash Formation, which was located in the caliche crust, known for its soft, powdery rock surface. In caliche areas, flint and limestone were extracted for the manufacturing of tools. Without the use of these tools, farming communities would not have developed. With the development of farming, cultural stages shifted away from hunter-gatherer way of life to cultivating their own foods.
Without the mining of aggregate material, indeed society and the tools we use could have evolved in a much different way.
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