‘En Zelef (Nahalat Issachar, Site 158; Map of Har Tavor [41], Site 71; map ref. 238464/732844; Fig. 2). On the upper part of the spur where the site is situated, a large quantity of flint debitage was found on a wide bedrock terrace (map ref. 238348/732845). Among the finds were two bladelet cores and a Helwan lunate, which are probably indicative of a Natufian settlement from the end of the Epipaleolithic period.
Horbat Zelef (Kh. El Mughaiyir; Nahalat Issachar, Site 158; Map of Har Tavor [41], Site 72; map ref. 238463/732710). Potsherds that dated to the Chalcolithic, Early Bronze Age IA, IB, Early Bronze Age II, Iron Age II and the Persian, Hellenistic and Byzantine periods were found in the previous surveys. It is now apparent that the site has also numerous potsherds dating to Early Bronze Age IIIA.
Nahal Shummar (Nahalat Issachar, Site 173; Map of Gazit [46], Site 7). The site extends along both sides of Nahal Tavor, at its confluence with Nahal Shummar. A scatter of flint implements was found along the stream’s southern bank in the previous surveys and in the current survey, a potsherd scattering was noted on the northern bank (map ref. 242467/729160). The potsherds should be dated to Early Bronze Age IIIA. During an antiquities inspection, while overseeing the installation of a water pipe at the site, the inspector M. Zouabi found a fragment of a basalt chalice adorned with four knob ornamentations (Fig. 3) that should probably be dated to the beginning of the Early Bronze Age.