S-53

Site Type:
 Settlement

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

Terrain:
 First Ledge

Site Condition:
 Excellent

Coordinates:
 1746551 N, 250143 E

Elevation:
 829 MSL

Length:
 120 m

Width:
 110 m

Long Axis:
 E–W

Comparanda/References:
 McCorriston (2000)

Notes:
 At least a dozen stone circles, all evidently very old, on the first ledge (about 70m above the wadi floor). Also, 1 lookout (A-19), also very old but apparently younger than the rest of the site. Only sherd collected inside A-19. Each circle is 4–8m in diameter, with many trampled areas within and between them—leading me to believe that this is a village or a seasonal camp of some sort. However, there are no obvious lithics, so maybe this a graveyard of a type that I haven’t seen before.

One sherd recorded is possibly Islamic.

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