Tel Tannim (Tell el-Wawiyat) extends over some 2 a. on a low-lying hill on the northern fringes of the
In 1993, another salvage excavation was conducted by A. Onn, R. Greenberg, I. Shaked, and Y. Rapuano on behalf of the Israel Antiquities Authority. Two areas were investigated. In area D, in the center of the mound, a trial trench was opened, extending from the Fatimid fortress (uncovered in the previous season of excavation on the summit of the mound) to the southern edge of the mound. Eleven strata of occupation, ranging from the Iron Age I to the Mameluke period, were distinguished in the trench. In area H, on the eastern slope of the mound, flint tools of the Neolithic period were uncovered, as were remains of the Early Bronze Age I–II, Iron Age I, and Byzantine period.
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