A quantitative and qualitative typological analysis of bifaces from the Tabun excavations, 1967-1972
AuthorRollefson, Gary Orin
KeywordsExcavations (Archaeology) -- Israel.
Acheulian culture -- Israel.
Tabun Cave site (Israel)
Israel -- Antiquities.
Palestine -- Antiquities.
Carmel, Mount (Israel)
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Degree GrantorUniversity of Arizona
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