Archaeologists discover 7,000-year-old Jerusalem settlement from Chalcolithic period

Archaeologists from the Israel Antiquities Authority recently unearthed the remains of a well-preserved 7,000-year-old settlement in northern Jerusalem from the Chalcolithic period, dating back to the 5th millennium BCE.

The discovery was made by the Authority prior to the laying of a road in the Shu’fat neighborhood, the IAA said on Wednesday.

During the Chalcolithic period, man started using tools made of copper (chalcos in Greek) for the first time, while continuing to use tools made of stone (lithos), hence the name given to the period.


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