Nahal Amud

The Nahal Amud, נחל עמוד‎‎ is also known as the Wadi Amud. It is a stream in the Upper Galilee which flows into the Sea of Galilee. Most of Nahal Amud has been designated as a nature reserve.

The source of the stream is Ramat Dalton which is 800 meters above sea level. Its drainage basin comes from the peaks of Mount Canaan and Mount Meron which is 1 204 meters above sea level. It flows south through eastern Galilee to the northwest of the Sea of Galilee which a falling to less than 200 meters below sea level. The stream is named after a pillar that rises high above ground and is located near a channel of the stream near Kibbutz Hukok.

The water has formed a gorge that and there many caves in the vicinity which were once inhabited by Homo Heidelbergensis and later by Neanderthal Man such as the cave at Zuttiyeh. They were first excavated in 1925. The caves also contained Mousterian and Acheulean artefacts.