S-55

Site Type:
 Settlement

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

Terrain:
 Scree

Site Condition:
 Excellent

Coordinates:
 1747255 N, 248925 E

Elevation:
 700 MSL

Notes:
 Small Islamic village. 5 houses, mud brick with stone foundations. Also, 1 cairn and 1 stone ring that may belong to S-54 (which is only 100m away). Most mud brick gone from the smallest houses. Largest house (A-21) has large, cut, stone foundation blocks and shows signs of multiple phases. Looks to me like A-21 is built upon the foundations of a Pre-Islamic structure (possibly a temple). The foundations of one of the smaller structures are upright stones, indicating probable reuse of a Neolithic/Bronze Age structure.

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