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Ancient Fauna and Early Man at Bethlehem

Nature volume 140, page 381 (04 September 1937) | Download Citation



THE report on the bone-bearing beds of Bethlehem by Miss E. W. Gardner and Miss D. M. A. Bate, appearing in this issue of NATURE (see p. 431), summarizes the results of three years' excavation on a site situated in the highest part of Bethlehem on the highest point of the Judean arch, of which the importance for the physiography and palæontology of Palestine was established in 1934 by the discovery of the fossil remains of an elephant, the first evidence of the former existence of this extinct species in this geographical region.

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