The Prehistoric Man Museum

Exploring Israel

The Prehistoric Man Museum is a museum that explores the prehistoric age. Located in Kibbutz Ma’ayan Baruch in the northern part of the Hula Valley, the museum showcases historical artifacts found in and around the kibbutz. The museum gives visitors a widespread view of prehistoric man’s way of life. 



So the Prehistoric Man Museum houses an extensive collection of prehistoric tools and vessels. Moreover, this includes the skeleton of a prehistoric woman buried with her dog and hand axes predating human settlement in the Hulah Valley, dating back from 780,000 – 6,000 years ago. Dating to the Natufian period (about 14,000 years ago), the skeleton of the woman and her dog is among the earliest evidence of dog domestication. 



The museum also has an Ethno-Geographic wing with an Ethnographic Collection of artifacts and tools from aboriginal groups worldwide made from natural or organic material. This collection graphically demonstrates life in former prehistoric cultures. 

History of the Prehistoric Man Museum

The Prehistoric Man Museum was founded by Amnon Assaf, who scoured the Kibbutz and the Hula Valley grounds. Assaf collected a wide variety of prehistoric artifacts ranging from a large collection of tools and weapons to skeletons. 


The Prehistoric Man Museum
In This Photo: A Skeleton From Eynan. The site was an Epipalaeolithic settlement belonging to the Natufian culture, built and settled circa 10,000–8,000 BCE. The settlement is an example of hunter-gatherer sedentism, a crucial step in the transition from foraging to farming. In fact, Eynan has one of the earliest known archaeological evidence of dog domestication.
Credit: Prehistoric Man Museum

Visiting The Museum

The museum is open every day of the week from 10:00 to 13:30. It offers guided tours and has an entry fee. Here is a link to their website. So if you’re looking for fun things to do with kids, or you are exploring the area without a doubt, I recommend visiting the Prehistoric Man Museum.

apt-stamp-white@2x
arik-about

Hi! My name is Arik Haglili, an Israeli native who decided to dedicate his life to share my knowledge about the Holy Land to those that are interested to know more about this amazing piece of land. My career as a private tour guide started at the International School For the Studying of the Holocaust and the rest is history. 

Did you know the Hoopoe is Israel's national bird?! For more cool info about Israel, join our ever growing community and get exclusive travel tips, and giveaways!

Bible Lands Museum

RELATED POSTS

Mea Shearim

Mea Shearim is one of the oldest Jewish neighborhoods in Jerusalem. Home today to the ultra-orthodox Haredim Jews, let's visit them!

Mar Saba Monastery

Mar Saba Monastery is a monastery built on a cliff on the slope of a Valley in the Judaean Desert; one of Israel's the oldest monasteries

Sarona Colony

Another great reason to come and check out Sarona Market is the Sarona Colony which is now a trendy commercial area called Sarona Tel Aviv. ...

Church of the Primacy of Saint Peter

The Church of the Primacy of Saint Peter is a Franciscan church located in Tabgha, Sea of Galilee. Right on the very shores of the ...

City of David Nighttime Show

The Hallelujah Night Show is a beloved nighttime performance in the City of David in Jerusalem. Worth checking it out when touring Israel

Ayalon Institute Museum

Machon Ayalon, also known today as the Ayalon institute Museum tells the heroic story of those who fought in the 1948 War.

Davidson Center

Davidson Center is an archeological park in its beauty! The park holds archaeological finds from different periods mostly from the 2nd Temple

Best National Parks in the Negev

Which are the best National Parks in the Negev? So no need to sweat, here is a nice short post about the best places in the Negev Desert

Saint Joseph Church

Saint Joseph Church is located in the heart of Nazareth. According to medieval tradition, it was built on the site of the workshop of Joseph.

Stella Maris Monastery

The Stella Maris Monastery, also known as the Monastery of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, is a historic and significant religious site in Haifa.

Need help?