Palaeolithic funeral feast unearthed in Northern Israel
Katie Alcock, BBC, 01/09/010
The remains of a huge 12,000 year old feast have been found in a cave in Northern Israel. Archaeologists working in Hilazon Tachtit found what they thought was a late Palaeolithic campsite, when they discovered tools and animal bones. However they soon realised they were looking at a large burial site, with huge numbers of animal bones. They found the remains of at least three aurochs – giant extinct cattle – and over 70 tortoise skeletons.