During the archaeological excavation site near the intersection of 38th street alignment to Virginia in Ramat Beit Shemesh was discovered everyday objects of the Neolithic period, whose age is about 9 thousand years.
The representative of the Department of antiquities Ana eyrikh Rose pays special attention to the stone with two holes and troughs, which, apparently, was used for making fire. She emphasizes that these devices are used by some tribes until now.
«Ancient lighter» was found near Beit Shemesh last week. Such findings are rather rare. Previously found only 10 such items.
In addition, the excavations found flint arrowhead or spear, the other flint items, animal bones, etc.
Finds of the Neolithic period in recent years wasn’t just about Beit Shemesh, but also in Galilee, in the Jezreel valley and other regions of modern Israel. In March of this year reported the discovery of the oldest sample of rock carvings on the dolmen in Galilee among all known in the middle East. Previously, were found near the stocks of pulses, Dating from the same period.