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Gilgal, like Gesher, is one of the rare sites with probably only one occupation. However, it is not possible to decide whether this occupation was continuous or only seasonal. The sum of the dates suggests that the site was occupied between 9550 BC and 9100 BC (63.9%).[1] Hypothetically the remains could be of a permanent occupation and a combination of the dates thus be justified. Consequently the time range would be reduced to 9300-9255 BC (68.2%). This is, however, in poor agreement with the date of Pta-4585 (agreement test: A= 53.6%).

[1] The whole range is 9650-9600 (4.3%); 9550-9100 (63.9%).

14C Dates

 Code  BP Dev. Δ13C Location material References
Pta-4583 9830 80 CH Garfinkel, Dag 2006
Pta-4585 9710 70 CH Kuijt, Bar-Yosef 1994:238
Pta-4588 9920 70 CH Garfinkel, Dag 2006
RT-777-A 9900 220 CH Garfinkel, Dag 2006
RT-777-B 9950 150 CH Kuijt, Bar-Yosef 1994:238



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