Summer 2016 at Tell Halif

I am not in Israel this summer, but there’s something happening at Tell Halif. A team are excavating at the northern end of Field V and establishing the connection between Fields IV and V. They are finding some good stuff.
Below some late (probably Roman) walls and floors, the team came upon an Iron Age destruction layer with lots of pottery and some interesting features.

The pillars of the pillared house can be clearly seen. Beside the upper pillar is a dark area, where a hearth was probably located. Also interesting is the grinding stone against the wall in the left of the picture, with small installation around it to catch the flour. There even was a small holemouth jar still standing beside the installation, indicating that it was used in the process of grinding grain to flour.

For a more detailed account of the finds, go to the project website

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