PPND - the Platform for Neolithic Radiocarbon Dates


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Hidden in the Anti Lebanon Mountains near the Syrian border, Nachcharini Cave is an important site for the early Neolithic in Lebanon (Simmons 2007:118-120). It was excavated in the early 1970s. Unfortunately there is only one radiocarbon date for the Neolithic period from this site. Because of its high deviation of +/- 275 years, this date’s calibrated range is about 800 years and it thus falls between 8500 BC and 7700 BC. Two further dates document the use of the site during the second half of the 7th millennium BC, but they are out of the scope of this analysis.

14C Dates

 Code  BP Dev. Δ13C Location material References
I 9766 7340 165 Niveau 4c ? Hours et al. 1994:407
I 9768 8980 275 Niveau 4d1 ? Hours et al. 1994:407
I-9567 7505 140 Niveau 4a Hours et al. 1994:254



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