The Chalcolithic Period – Horvat Eleq at Ramat Hanadiv

In excavations conducted in Horvat Eleq at Ramat Hanadiv, no remains of buildings from this period were found; the main discoveries included a flint hatchet (in the attached photo), used by the site’s residents as a tool for agricultural activities, and a shard of a butter churn, used to produce dairy products. This discovery hints at the presence of humans and human activity in Horvat Eleq already during this period. The name of the Chalcolithic period can be explained by the meanings of its Greek components: chalcos – copper and lithos – stone. This period witnessed the first use of metal tools alongside stone tools.

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The Footprint Garden

The term ‘ecological footprint’ is taking shape in the western part of the Visitors Pavilion. A large gardening plot shaped like a foot lies in the middle of the area, with the heel pointing north, and the five toes, as one unit – to the south.

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