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Archaeologists Find Prehistoric Skeleton Near Sea Of Galilee

November 8, 1990

JERUSALEM (AP) _ Archaeologists discovered a 19,000-year-old skeleton on the shores of the Sea of Galilee during the excavation of a pre-historic settlement, a spokeswoman for the Department of Antiquities said.

It’s only the second skeleton from this period found in the area, and will provide clues to scientists on how hunters, gatherers and fishermen lived, spokeswoman Efrat Brown said Wednesday.

The skeleton is that of a man who was buried in a hole, lying on his back with his knees pulled up. Fishbones were found next to the body.

The grave is located in an ancient settlement on the southwestern tip of the Sea of Galilee, the lake where the Bible says Jesus performed many of his miracles.

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