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The pottery was more developed with red washes and more varied forms and elaborate decorations, buildings were poorer with unplastered floors.
The Néolithique Récent period showed development from the Moyen in building design, a wider range of more developed flint tools and a far larger variety of pottery with fabrication including silica.
Jacques Cauvin published studies of flint tools from the stratified Neolithic and Chalcolithic sites in 1962.
Néolithique Ancien was a later settlement than others in the Beqaa Valley such as Labweh and Ard Tlaili.
Énéolithique Ancien featured developments of "Canaanean blades" and fan scrapers.
Adult burials in jars started to appear along with metal in the form of one copper hook, found in a jar.
This was the period when the Canaanite civilization began to develop.It was located on the seaward slope of the larger of the two hills that used to compose ancient Byblos, with a watered valley in between.) providing fertile soils and a protected landing place for boats.Dunand discovered around twenty houses although some of the settlement was suggested to have been lost to the sea, robbed or destroyed.) adjacent to the older site.Around 1350 BC, the Amarna tablets include 60 letters from Rib-Hadda and his successor Ili-Rapih who were rulers of Byblos, writing to the Egyptian government.This is mainly due to Rib-Hadda's constant pleas for military assistance from Akhenaten.