S-42

Name:
 اليوية (al-Yuwayyah)

Site Type:
 Mortuary

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

Terrain:
 Spur/Ridge

Site Condition:
 Excellent

Coordinates:
 1778552 N, 274684 E

Elevation:
 713 MSL

Length:
 250 m

Long Axis:
 NW–SE

Notes:
 Cairns, lines, and stone circles stretched along a ridge and on its slopes. Numerous cairns, some standing over 1m high. Other cairn sites visible across wadis to the east and southeast. Very few surface collections (only 2 possible lithics). Top of ridge about 100m above wadi bottom. A spring is in the cliff face to the west of the site, and a newer (but probably still ancient) check dam is in the wadi below the spring. Paths and use areas are evident throughout the site.

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