Olive oil traces dating back 8,000 years found in Israel
Clay sherds uncovered in Lower Galilee may mark oldest evidence for use of oil in entire Middle East
One of the clay pots reconstructed from sherds found at the site near En Zippori at the Lower Galilee.
(Courtesy Israel Antiquities Authority)
Olive oil was used in the Land of Israel as early as 8,000 years ago, archaeologists working at an antiquities site in the Lower Galilee said Wednesday, heralding the earliest evidence for use of the staple in the country and possibly the entire Middle East