A Now-Submerged Prehistoric Village Located Off The Coast Of Israel Was Able To Survive A Climate Cooling Crisis Around 8,200 Years Ago

The team uncovered a number of remains at the site, including pottery shards, stone tools, plant/animal remains, and traces of architectural structures. These artifacts helped them come to the realization that the site coincided with the 8.2 ka climate event.

The researchers don’t know how the people living at Habonim North survived or how the climate event impacted them, but they believe that having access to marine resources such as shrimp, fish, lobster, crab, clams, mussels, and oysters, as well as agricultural resources, helped the villagers thrive. Additionally, there is evidence to suggest that they may have traded with other communities.

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