Archaeologists working for the Israeli Antiquities Authority have found two figurines at Tel Motza (about 6 km/4 mi from Jerusalem’s Old City) that date back to around 7500-7000 BCE (during the Pre-Pottery Neolithic B). One figurine has a ram’s head with well-proportioned horns, and the other figurine has bovine antlers.
This means that the region around Jerusalem was inhabited by a semi-agrarian society some 6000 years before the Davidic era. Pretty cool! Maybe they’ll find something even older and give Jericho a run for its money.