THE MIDDLE BRONZE AGE IIC. One of the few examples of an excavated enclosed rural site from the Middle Bronze Age IIC was revealed, including a series of domestic rooms and portions of a 1.7 m-wide enclosure wall (in areas C and D). Finds of special interest include a jar handle bearing the impression of a Hyksos scarab, a fragment of Tell el-Yahudiyeh ware, several fragments of Cypriot red-on-black ware, and a fragment of a potter’s wheel. The economy of this small rural site was based on agriculture supplemented by animal husbandry, including significant swine-herding activity. Sheep and goat comprised 53 percent of the total faunal assemblage, cattle 24 percent, and pig 20 percent.
THE LATE BRONZE AGE IIA. A gap in occupation was punctuated by a Late Bronze Age burial from area C containing 15 complete vessels (including nine Cypriot base-ring I and II pieces).