Atlit Yam is one of the best preserved submerged prehistoric settlements in the world. It was discovered and studied during the s and. The Atlit Yam site is clearly one of archaeology’s most precious gems, at the same level of importance as the Rosetta stone, Tutankhamen’s tomb, Lascaux’s. Thousands of years ago, Atlit Yam was once a thriving society. Now a sunken civilization, it was just rediscovered off the coast of modern-day Israel.

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At the base of the well, archaeologists found sediment fill containing animal bones, stone, flint, wood, and bone artifacts.

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In the 21st century, it lies between m ft beneath sea level in the Mediterranean Sea, in the Bay of Atlit, at atit mouth of the Oren river on the Carmel coast. We are on a mission to discover the most extraordinary and inspiring stories yma around the world, and share them with our audience. When you use our site, data is likely to be recorded or read from your terminal, depending on your settings.

Do not Underestimate the Etruscans: The human skull that challenges the Out of Africa theory. The wells from Atlit-Yam had probably been dug and constructed in the earliest stages of occupation the end of the 9th millennium BC and were essential for the maintenance of a permanent settlement in the area.


Reed Business Information Ltd. Solo Mantino wrote on 13 December, – Do you authorize the installation and reading cookies to analyze your browsing activity and allow us to measure the audience of our site: It has been carbon-dated as to be between and years old. The Atlit Yam site is clearly one of archaeology’s most precious gems, at the same level of importance as the Rosetta stone, Tutankhamen’s tomb, Lascaux’s caves or Machu Picchu You must be a registered user to use the IMDb rating plugin.

The site was first discovered in by marine archaeologist Ehud Galili, and since then underwater excavations have unearthed numerous houses, stone-built water wells, gam series of long unconnected walls, ritual installations, stone-paved areas, a megalithic structure, atoit of flora and faunal remains, dozens of human remains, and numerous artifacts made of stone, bone, wood and flint. For privacy reasons, she has previously written on Ancient Origins under the pen name April Holloway, but is now choosing to use her real name, Joanna Gillan.

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It turned out to be the biggest and best preserved prehistoric site ever discovered along the Mediterranean shoreline. The Lost Gardens of Heligan: In fact, Atlit Yam was not that much different from any other Neolithic civilization. Atllit with other clues, such as an ear condition found in some of the human remains caused by regular exposure to cold water, it seems that fishing also played a big role in their society. This is a question that seems easy to answer today. The Mystery of Atlit-Yam 52′.


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Here is the story of the most important find in the history of submarine archaeology. The inhabitants were buried, placed in a flexed position on their sides or backs, sometimes in group graves.

A stone lined fresh-water well at Atlit Yam. Underwater excavations have uncovered rectangular houses and a well. One of the most significant discoveries of this ancient site is the presence of tuberculosis TB within the village.

The stones have cup marks carved into them and are arranged around a freshwater spring, which suggests that they may have been used for a water ritual.

The change in function was probably related to salinization of the water due to a rise in sea-level. The Sexiest Temples in India.

Photos Add Image Add an image Do you have any images for this title? Sea- level rise forced the inhabitants of this Pre-Pottery Neolithic atlot to abandon the settlement and relocate for multiple times to higher grounds.

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Reconstruction drawing of the stone structure found at Atlit Yam. By continuing to use this site, you agree with our Terms and Conditionsnotably that cookies are used to provide statistics on visits.

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