Stratum 1
A two-room building was uncovered (Figs. 2, 3).
The eastern room was preserved almost in its entirety. Its rectangular plan (5.0 × 8.5 m)
was partitioned widthwise by two arches. The walls were built of dry construction, utilizing coarsely dressed basalt ashlars and the ceiling consisted of basalt slabs that rested on basalt cornices in the wall on one side and on the two arches that spanned the room, on the other (Figs. 4, 5). A doorway in the western wall evidently connected this room with the one to its west.
The western room was mostly destroyed and its walls (W507, W509, W510, W519) were preserved two to three courses high. Only the foundation of W507 had survived and it seems that initially, it delineated the room from the west. Wall 507 was later dismantled and the room was expanded with the construction of W510 and the laying of a new cement floor that abutted its walls. At the western end of the excavation, a wall (W515), built on a surface of flat stones (L536) from Stratum 2, was exposed.
The ceramic finds included krater fragments (Fig. 6:6, 7) and a jar spout (Fig. 6:8) of Rashaya el-Fukhar ware, dating to the Ottoman period, as well as bowls (Fig. 6:1–5) from the thirteenth–fourteenth centuries CE, which apparently belonged to Stratum 2.
Based on the stone dressing (M. Hartal, pers. comm.) and the Rashaya el-Fukhar pottery, which was still in use in the Golan at the time of Syrian rule, it can be assumed that Stratum 1 belonged to the abandoned Syrian village.
Stratum 2
A room and a courtyard with a tabun to its east were exposed (Figs. 7, 8).
The room, enclosed by walls (W523, W541, W542) built of medium, undressed stones, had a floor of flat fieldstones (L543). A wall (W557), in which two fragments of a threshold stone were incorporated, partitioned the room. A flat stone work surface (L536) abutted W523 from the west.
The courtyard was located to the north of the room. Wall 508 enclosed it on the north and its eastern wall seems to be a continuation of W542. A tabun (L526; Fig. 9) was set on the courtyard’s tamped earthen floor (L530).
The ceramic assemblage included bowls (Fig. 10:1–4), kraters (Fig. 10:5, 6), cooking pot (Fig. 10:7), jars (Fig. 10:8, 9), jugs (Fig. 10:10, 11) and bases of glazed vessels (Fig. 10:12, 13), dating to the thirteenth–fifteenth centuries CE. While dismantling Floor 530, a silver dirham of Sultan Beybers I, struck at the Cairo mint (1261 CE; IAA 102298) was found, as well as an antoninianus of Emperor Provos (Antioch mint, 276 CE; IAA 102300).
Stratum 3
A corner of a building and a courtyard with a tabun to its east were exposed.
The building corner (W554, W555) was located at the western end of the excavation area. The walls, built of large and coarsely dressed basalt stones, were different from the construction of the upper strata. The walls extended into the western balk of the excavation.
The courtyard, to the east of the building corner and below the floor of Stratum 2, had a tamped-earth floor (L547), with a tabun (L551) placed on top of it. A floor of an identical elevation (L560) was discerned below W557.
A stone collapse (L545) that probably stemmed from the adjacent building (W554, W555) was found in the southwestern corner of the area. While pulling the collapse apart,
a fals of Al-Salah Ismail of the Zanji dynasty (the Damascus mint, 1173–1181 CE; IAA 102299), was found.
The potsherds on top of the floor included bowls (Fig. 11:1–4), a cooking pot found above Floor 547 (Fig. 11:5), jars (Fig. 11:6–9) and bases of glazed vessels (Fig. 11:10, 11), dating to the twelfth–thirteenth centuries CE.