Oraf hearth and lake (image) Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History Share Print E-Mail Caption Excavation of an ancient hearth at Jebel Oraf. Neolithic groups camped here alongside an ancient lakeshore, in some cases surviving through drought periods. Credit Palaeodeserts Project Usage Restrictions Please provide credit information with reuse Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.