S-4

Name:
 سموعة (Samūʿah)

Site Type:
 Water Management

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

Terrain:
 Alluvium

Site Condition:
 Poor

Coordinates:
 1756399 N, 247519 E

Elevation:
 660 MSL

Notes:
 Exposed recently in a gully formed by a recent seil. Walls visible, but no discernable ground plans. Large stone wall—possibly a dam, possibly the foundation of a large house. Bones found by nearby townspeople, who claim they were from one or two burials. Prior to this season’s study, A Al-Saqqaf had made collections on this site (see Drawings D-107 through D-114).

Sherd C-188 may be Islamic.

Paul C. Zimmerman, 2004–2021. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License