It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.
Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.
Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.
"This is most probably the largest excavation of this time period in the Middle East, which will allow the research to advance leaps and bounds ahead of where we are today, just by the amount of material that we are able to save and preserve from this site," said Lauren Davis, an archaeologist with Israel's antiquities authority.
The excavation exposed large buildings, alleyways and burial places, evidence of a relatively advanced level of planning, the antiquities authority said in a statement.
The team also found storage sheds that contained large quantities of legumes, particularly lentils, whose seeds were remarkably preserved throughout the millennia.
"This finding is evidence of an intensive practice of agriculture," the statement read.
"Animal bones found on the site show that the settlement's residents became increasingly specialized in sheep-keeping, while the use of hunting for survival gradually decreased".
originally posted by: 727Sky
This is a big deal for Archaeologist and I can appreciate their work and discovery however, I am someone who truly believes most of the big ancient cities are to be found a couple of hundred feet below the present sea level; oh well still an important find....
originally posted by: Thecakeisalie
[...] then you have the Baghdad batteries, a mystery device that generates electricity (with the awesome power of one volt) nearly two thousand years before Volta invented the battery.