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Tall Jalul
Randall Younker

Tall Jalul excavations are part of the Madaba Plains Project. Excavated between 1992 and 2017 by a consortium of institutions and universities led by the Institute of Archaeology at Andrews University in Berrien Springs, MI, the site (which comprises a Bronze/Iron Age tell to the north and a Byzantine/Islamic khirbat to the south) is known to have occupational activity from the Early Bronze Age (ca. 3000 B.C.) to the Ottoman period (early 20th century):

  • Early Bronze Age – EB wall in Field W, pottery on surface and in fills in Field A
  • Middle Bronze Age – Pottery sherds in Field A fills
  • Late Bronze Age – Pottery sherds in Field A fills
  • Early Iron Age – Four-room pillared house in Field C, city wall in Field G
  • Late Iron Age – Tripartite building in Field A, city gate in Field B, pillared building and administrative courtyard building in Field C and courtyard building in Field D, pillared building and water channel in Field G, water reservoir in Field W
  • Persian Period – Courtyard building in Field D, city gate in Field B
  • Byzantine Period – Church in Islamic Village
  • Umayyad Period – House remains in Islamic Village
  • Mamluk Period – Arched-roof house remains in Islamic Village
  • Ottoman Period – Arched-roof house remains in Islamic Village

Website: www.andrewsarchaeology.org