Sites & cities that bear the name of Kfar Giladi

Kfar Giladi

Today in : Israel
First trace of activity : ca. 6,400 B.C.E
Last trace of activity : ca. 5,000 B.C.E
Recorded names : כְּפַר גִּלְעָדִי, كفار جلعادي‎

Description : Kfar Giladi (Hebrew: כְּפַר גִּלְעָדִי‎, lit. Giladi Village,Arabic: كفار جلعادي‎) is a kibbutz in the Galilee Panhandle of northern Israel. Located south of Metula on the Naftali Mountains above the Hula Valley and along the Lebanese border, it falls under the jurisdiction of Upper Galilee Regional Council. An archaeological site at Kfar Giladi was excavated in 1957 and 1962. It revealed remains four stages of occupation in different periods. An early neolithic stage was suggested to date between 6400 and 5800 BC. Finds included Dark faced burnished ware with incisions and rope patterns. Flints included axes, adzes, arrowheads and denticulated sickle blade elements. Similar finds were located in a later neolithic stage including a female clay figurine dating between 5800 and 5400 BC. Two later periods of occupation were attributed to chalcolithic occupations similar to Wadi Rabah. Another nearby neolithic site was excavated in 1973. They found Byblos points and tips of Jericho points and Amuq points, polished cutting axes, chisels and fine-toothed sickles. Finds were similar to Tell Ramad.

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