Eastern Mediterranean climate during Younger Dryas

Using isotopic measurements from tooth enamel of gazelles killed by Natufian hunters in western Galilee, researchers found that the Younger Dryas in the Eastern Mediterranean was cool but not as dry as previously thought, and that the conditions may have led humans in the area to move and settle the Jordan Valley, where cereal cultivation eventually began. - See at PNAS.org

Article #15-19862: “Hunted gazelle evidence cooling, but not drying, during the Younger Dryas in the southern Levant,” by Gideon Hartman, Ofer Bar-Yosef, Alex Brittingham, Leore Grosman, and Natalie Munro.