Dan David Foundation

400,000-year-old teeth reveal prehistoric pollution

The teeth found at Qesem Cave outside of Tel Aviv (Courtesy: Prof. Israel Hershkovitz/Tel Aviv University)

Tel Aviv University team, sponsored by The Dan David Foundation, provides unprecedented glimpse into eating and cooking habits of paleolithic man

A 400,000-year-old set of teeth, discovered in a cave outside of Tel Aviv, has revealed new information about the daily life of prehistoric man, Israeli scientists announced Wednesday.

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Manot, Israel / Dan David Laboratory

The excavation at Manot Cave was initiated and supported throughout the years by the late Dan David, founder of the ‘Dan David Prize’, and his son Ariel David.

The ongoing research is financially supported by the Dan David Foundation. 

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More activities

  • Fund for Refugees in Slovenia supervised by Lady Knott
  • Italia Judaica Project A Documentary History of the Jews in Italy
  • Itzhak Artzi Foundation (Hebrew) (English)
  • Misliya, Israel / Dan David Laboratory Dedicated to The Search and Study of Modern Humans. An ongoing Prehistoric archaeological site on the side of the Carmel Mountain The site is sponsored by the Dan David Foundation.
  • President Peres Conference: "Facing Tomorrow" (article in Hebrew and English)
    May 13-14, 2008. An event of 2,000 participants, including President Bush, Tony Blair, Henry Kissinger etc. - an "Israeli Davos" addressing economics, culture, politics, the arts and technology. The Dan David Foundation was a founder and contributor to this important event.
  • Prime Minister Olmert Competition for Young Pupils
  • Special Kindergarten for Children with Behavioural Disturbances A pledge of $100,000 made to Keren Hayesod (United Jewish Appeal) and Prof. Theodore Iancu and Mrs. Daisy Iancu for the creation, in Haifa, of a kindergarten for Jewish and Arab children with behavioural disturbances, especially autism, supervised by Daisy Iancu.
  • Sponsorship of activities of the Faculty of the Arts, Tel Aviv University and of the Cameri Theatre, Tel Aviv (under the supervision of Gabriela David)
  • Sponsorship of The Stephen Roth Institute for the Study of Contemporary Anti-semitism and Racism
  • Support of The Dan David Foundation for Israeli Cinema DOCAVIV - The Tel-Aviv Cinematheque Docaviv Festival
  • Yehoshua Rabinovich Foundation for the Arts (Hebrew article) (English translation)
  • Competition for two movie scrips with an Israeli/Italian subject (promised by President Peres to Walter Veltroni during their meeting in Rome). Already awarded.
  • Support of The Dan David Foundation for Medical Research
    The Milman Fund for Pediatric Research The Pediatric Research and Electron Microscopy Unit, Haifa, Israel

The Dan David Classroom Building

Triptych by Italian Artist Pino Fedeli

Triptych by Italian Artist Pino FedeliDedicated to the Three Time Dimensions of the Dan David Prize
Displayed in the Dan David Building, Tel Aviv University, 2008






"An Historic Moment" Fall, 1999 (pdf)

"From Dawn to Dusk and Beyond" (pdf)
The inauguration ceremony of the Dan David Classroom Building
Tel Aviv University "On Campus", May 16, 1996

"El Edificio de Aulas Dan David" (pdf)
The inauguration ceremony of the Dan David Classroom Building
Article in Spanish

Photos of the Inauguration Ceremony

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