Numerous caves have been found on the western slopes of Mount Carmel, near the city of Haifa. Preliminary finding had already occurred in the 1920-30.

The digs generally consist of ancient tools, animal bones and human burials.

In addition, fourteen skeletons were uncovered, including three complete ones. All were defined as an archaic type of Homo sapiens.

Nowadays, theory has it that the Neanderthal man became extinct while the Homo sapiens developed into the modern human race.

cave

These archaeological finds shed important light on the importance of anthropological prehistoric research of the development of the human species.

The digs, no doubt, contribute greatly to the understanding of the evolution of man in the early phases of his existence.

There are several walking paths that set out of the valley of the caves, but we wish to recommend taking the easier one; a circular walk of one hour, circling the caves, via stairs that mount up and into the caves.

It is advised to set out within a guided tour.

There is an audio-visual film within one of the caves (which could be somewhat frightening to smaller children).

Information
April-September 0800-1700
October-March 0800-1600

How to reach?
Route no 4 between Tel Aviv-Haifa, north bound; about 8 km north to Foradis junction.

 

About the Author

One of the online niche veterans; a Tech savvy professional; lives & breathes Web, globalization and people. In addition, Aaron is an avid traveler, mainly in the south of Israel; being well known as a desert expert.

Related Posts

The New Year in Jewish tradition is called Rosh-Hashanah- meaning the Head of the new Year. This...

This year,¬†Independence Day¬†will take place on Tuesday, May 2, 2017. It is Israel’s 69 years’...

The official date given by the United Nations in their partition vote for the creation of the new...

Subscribe to our newsletter

GET WEEKLY UPDATES FROM OUR WEBSITE

Join 50,000 people. Get our weekly updates delivered to your inbox.