In recent years two Pre-Pottery Neolithic B sites were re-excavated; Motza in the Judean Hills and Yiftahel in the Lower Galilee. Yiftahel was dated by C14 samples to the Middle PPNB, while on typological ground it seems that Motza should be attributed to the Late PPNB.


One hafted tool was uncovered in the course of a salvage excavation at Yiftahel. In a brown soil that covered the plaster floor of the rectangular room, a fragment of a hafted sickle, composed of a bone shaft and a flint blade, was found. The haft was made of a rib shaft fragment of Bos primigenius sp. It was preserved to a maximum length of 97 mm; its maximum width is 32 mm. The blade  was rectangular in shape, feather head molded, with a truncated proximal end. Few remains of gloss were visible by regular microscope.


A  second haft have found, on one of the floors, at Motza, west of Jerusalem in a Late PPNB layer. It was composed of a flint point inserted into a hollow bone handle. It seems that this point, broken at the tip, was primarily an arrowhead of the Byblos type, which was recycled into a borer.  


Since the discovery of the well preserved sickles from Nahal Hemar, not many hafted artifacts have been reported despite the fact that many Pre Pottery Neolithic sites were excavated in recent years. The discovery of these hafted tools from a  PPNB sites makes a valuable contribution to our understandinhg hafting methods and  tools function.