Turn left (south) on Victory Drive and continue to Stadium Road (this will be the first road on the right). Turn right on Ellis Ave and park in the Visitor's Paylot on the left. Turn left on Ellis Ave and park in the Visitor's Paylot on the left.After the PPN A settlement-phase there was a settlement hiatus of several centuries.Then the PPN B settlement was founded on the eroded surface of the tell.It was the first city handed over to Palestinian Authority control in 1994, in accordance with the Oslo accords.After a period of Israeli re-administration, it was returned to the Palestinian Authority on March 16, 2005.There is one big room (6.5 x 4 m and 7 x 3 m) with internal divisions. The rooms have red or pinkish terrazzo floors made of lime.Some impressions of mats made of reeds or rushes have been preserved. Kathleen Kenyon interpreted one building as a shrine. A chipped pillar of volcanic stone that was found nearby might have fit into this niche. Jericho was occupied during Neolithic 2 and the general character of the remains on the site link it culturally with Neolithic 2 sites in the West Syrian and Middle Euphrates groups.
Three separate settlements have existed at or near the current location for more than eleven thousand years.The 45,000 square yard settlement is surrounded by a stone wall with a stone tower in the center of one side of the wall.This is so far the oldest wall ever to be discovered, thus suggesting some kind of social organization, even if based on charisma.Ernst Sellin and Carl Watzinger excavated Tell es-Sultan and Tulul Abu el-'Alayiq between 19 and again in 1911. Extensive investigations using more modern techniques were made by Kathleen Kenyon between 19.Lorenzo Nigro and Nicolo Marchetti conducted a limited excavation in 1997. Bryant Wood also made a visit to the site to verify the findings of the earlier 1997 team.The dead were buried under the floors or in the rubble fill of abandoned buildings. There are the rectilinear mud-brick buildings and plaster floors.There are several collective burials and not all the skeletons are completely articulated, which may point to a time of exposure before burial. The jaws were removed, the face covered with plaster, cowries were used for eyes. Modeled skulls were found in Tell Ramad and Beisamoun as well. The Biblical account of the destruction of Jericho is found in the Book of Joshua.Jericho is the type site of the Pre-Pottery Neolithic A (PPN A) and B.The habitation has been classed into several phases: Epipaleolithic—construction at the site apparently began before the invention of agriculture, with construction of the stone structures of the Natufian culture beginning earlier than 9000 ) Sometimes it is called Sultanian.The town contained round, mud-brick houses, but no street planning.) An expanded range of domesticated plants was created in this period as well as the possible domestication of sheep.There is also evidence pointing to certain cult practices involving the preservation of human skulls, with facial features reconstructed from plaster and eyes set with shells in some cases.