Mayan Baruch Prehistoric Man Museum
Located in the northern part of the Hula valley, the Prehistoric Man Museum in Kibbutz Mayan Baruch is a lifework of its member Amnon Asaf. Exploring the hula Valley and the streams that join to the Jordan River, Amnon created a vast collection of some 140,000 stone tools, ranging from 780,000 to 12,000 years ago. The Museum showcases a wide variety of this collection, and other prehistorical artifacts, including several burials.
One of the burials, of a woman in her 50s, was found with a 5 months puppy buried next to her. Dating to the Natufian period (about 14,000 years ago), this is among the earliest evidence of dog domestication. The Museum also presents an ethnographic collection of tools of aboriginal groups from around the world, as a graphic demonstration of prehistoric cultures. The museum is a great place for history buffs, and those interested in the Human evolution.
Touring the Prehistoric Man Museum
The museum is open every day of the week 10:00 to 13:30. It offers guided tours and has an entry fee.
A tour to Mayan Baruch Museum of Prehistory can be combined with a day tour in the north.