Facts and Data

Official Unesco Page

Basis Data:
Unesco World heritage since: 2012
Size of heritage: 54 ha
- Buffer zone: 370 ha

Longitude: 34,965°
Latitude: 32,670°


Situated on the western slopes of the Mount Carmel range, the site includes the caves of Tabun, Jamal, el-Wad and Skhul. Ninety years of archaeological research have revealed a cultural sequence of unparalleled duration, providing an archive of early human life in south-west Asia. This 54 ha property contains cultural deposits representing at least 500,000 years of human evolution demonstrating the unique existence of both Neanderthals andEarly Anatomically Modern Humans within the same Middle Palaeolithic cultural framework, the Mousterian. Evidence from numerous Natufian burials and early stone architecture represents the transition from a hunter-gathering lifestyle to agriculture and animal husbandry. As a result, the caves have become a key site of the chrono-stratigraphic framework for human evolution in general, and the prehistory of the Levant in particular.

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Hotels and places to stay

Kibbutz Dor Holiday Village

Distance: 5,0 mi
Moshav Dor-hof-ha Carmel 30820
30820 Dor

Time Information

Checkout: 10:00 - Checkin: 15:00
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Weekend: closed

Videos from the area

video3.mov: יער עופר - מירב

Published: July 02, 2011
Length: 30:23 min
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Author: Rony Zighelboim

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הסינגל השחור ביער עופר 8/3/2014

Published: March 08, 2014
Length: 57:11 min
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Author: daniel gozlan

צולם עם GoPro Hero 3+ black etition.

Cavemen on Mt. Carmel, Israel

Published: August 06, 2013
Length: 04:34 min
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Author: Zvi Peretz Cohen

Cavemen on Mt. Carmel, Israel Nahal Me'arot Nature Reserve - Prehistoric Humans Site.

סינגל מרכז מירב

Published: March 15, 2009
Length: 21:20 min
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Author: guywildwheels

singletrack in kerem maharal forest רכיבת סינגלים במיר"ב 2009.

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