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36.750, 43.966 (GPS)

Barak caves

A group of rock shelters were tested immediately east of Jouna village, some 3 miles east of Aqra, on the southern flank of the Aqra ridge.

The opening of the shelter points southwest, but from the terrace the broad expanse of the hills on the eastern end of the Aqra plain is in full view. The shelter is on the left flank of a side valley into the ridge; the valley has a stream and springs.

The shelter is about 12 meters wide and extends 8 meters into the rock. The yield was a small but interesting Zarzian flint-blade assemblage.