S-28

Name:
 قلعة مريمة (Qalʿat Maryamah)

Site Type:
 Isolated Structure

Periodization:
  Possible  Probable  Certain 
Modern: 
Islamic:    
Pre-Islamic: 
Bronze Age: 
Neolithic: 
Palaeolithic: 

Terrain:
 Spur/Ridge

Site Condition:
 Good

Coordinates:
 1766351 N, 268213 E

Elevation:
 700 MSL

Length:
 100 m

Width:
 60 m

Long Axis:
 N–S

Notes:
 Islamic period fortress(es) atop a spur about 75m above the wadi floor. Multiple structures; mud brick with stone foundations. Some painted sherds; many red-slipped sherds. A-1 on high peak; A-2 on level below the peak; other structures visible on the slopes of the spur. A-1 possibly earlier than A-2, based their preservation.

Pottery is all Islamic.

Paul C. Zimmerman, 2004–2020. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License