Israeli Archaeologists: Prehistoric Men in Carmel Caves Held Wakes for the Dead

Bones found in Carmel graves 13,000 years old are clearly remains of ritual meals, not offerings or just trash tossed from the cave.

Prehistoric men living in the Carmel caves 13,000 to 12,000 years ago didn't just toss their dead down the mountainside. They buried them and held wakes, archaeologists have discovered.