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DAAHL Site Record for `Umayri:

DAAHL SITE #: 353100055
FIELD / INSTITUTION #: 0
SIZE: 64000
ELEVATION: 897
SITE NAME: Tall al `Umayri
LATITUDE: 31.86910
LONGITUDE: 35.88860
NOTES: NOTE: In JADIS, there was a duplicate record for Tall `Umayri, at JADIS # 2314019, but it was located in the wrong place. The record was removed on 2007-01-04. Description: Tall al-"Umayri has been designated as Site 0. The primary excavation of the MPP 1984-92, Site 0 was a large urban center that was active during the EB through Iron 2 periods, with evidence of limited use during later periods. Excavation at this site indicated extensive settlements during the EB, Iron 1, and Iron 2 periods. Complete reports on the site and its excavation can be found in MPP 1, MPP 2 and forthcoming report volumes, as well as in preliminary reports in ADAJ and AASOR (Geraty, Herr, LaBianca, & Younker, 1989; Geraty, Herr, LaBianca, & Younker, 1991). Features: Defensive Wall, Cave, Rectilinear Structure, Road, Stone Pile, Tomb, Wall Line, Dolmen Pottery Count: Pottery Reading: Known from excavation: ROM, IR2, IR1, LB, MB, EB Elevation from Google Elevation Service.

Alternate Site Names:
MNEMONIC ARTICLE SITE NAME
TELL EL- UMEIRI


Site Components:
PERIOD FEATURE TYPE SIZE (ha) DESCRIPTION
Unspecified Multi-Period Stratified Site (Tell or Khirbet)
Unspecified Camp / Nomadic Camp 0
Unspecified Cave / Rockshelter 0
Unspecified Other / Unspecified Structure or Wall Foundations 0
Unspecified Cistern 0
Unspecified Animal Pen 0
Unspecified Tabun / Oven 0
Unspecified Kiln 0
Unspecified Greek Inscription 0
Chalcolithic Sherd / Flint Scatter 0
Chalcolithic Multi-Period Stratified Site (Tell or Khirbet)
EB Sherd / Flint Scatter 0
EB Multi-Period Stratified Site (Tell or Khirbet)
EB Village Site (No Fortifications) 0
EB Cupmarks / Cupholes 0
EB I Multi-Period Stratified Site (Tell or Khirbet)
EB I Living Surface (Exterior) 0
EB I Cave / Rockshelter 0
EB I Cairn 0
EB I Cemetery / Necropolis 0
EB I Rock-Cut Shaft Tomb/Cave 0
EB I Rock-Cut Tomb (Simple Entrance or Dromos) 0
EB I Dolmen 0
EB II Multi-Period Stratified Site (Tell or Khirbet)
EB II Village Site (No Fortifications) 0
EB II Cave / Rockshelter 0
EB III Multi-Period Stratified Site (Tell or Khirbet)
EB III Village Site (No Fortifications) 0
EB III Possibly Fortified Settlement 0
EB III Storage Facility / Silo 0
EB IV / MB I / Int. Bronze Multi-Period Stratified Site (Tell or Khirbet)
EB IV / MB I / Int. Bronze Village Site (No Fortifications) 0
EB IV / MB I / Int. Bronze Other / Unspecified Structure or Wall Foundations 0
EB IV / MB I / Int. Bronze Cistern 0
EB IV / MB I / Int. Bronze Cemetery / Necropolis 0
EB IV / MB I / Int. Bronze Rock-Cut Shaft Tomb/Cave 0
EB IV / MB I / Int. Bronze Rock-Cut Tomb (Simple Entrance or Dromos) 0
MB Multi-Period Stratified Site (Tell or Khirbet)
MB Cemetery / Necropolis 0
MB Rock-Cut Shaft Tomb/Cave 0
MB Rock-Cut Tomb (Simple Entrance or Dromos) 0
MB IIa Sherd / Flint Scatter 0
MB IIa Multi-Period Stratified Site (Tell or Khirbet)
MB IIa Possibly Fortified Settlement 0
MB IIb/c Sherd / Flint Scatter 0
MB IIb/c Multi-Period Stratified Site (Tell or Khirbet)
MB IIb/c Fortified Settlement / Structure 0
MB IIb/c Rock-Cut Shaft Tomb/Cave 0
MB IIb/c Rock-Cut Tomb (Simple Entrance or Dromos) 0
MB IIb/c Burial In Natural Cave 0
LB Multi-Period Stratified Site (Tell or Khirbet)
LB Village Site (No Fortifications) 0
LB I Multi-Period Stratified Site (Tell or Khirbet)
LB I Fortified Settlement / Structure 0
LB I Palace 0
LB I Public Building 0
LB I Birket / Water Reservoir / Vaulted Pool 0
LB IIa/b Sherd / Flint Scatter 0
LB IIa/b Multi-Period Stratified Site (Tell or Khirbet)
LB IIa/b Fortified Settlement / Structure 0
LB IIa/b Agricultural Terrace/Plot 0
Iron Age Multi-Period Stratified Site (Tell or Khirbet)
Iron Age Dolmen 0
Iron Age Other Type of Tomb 0
Iron I Sherd / Flint Scatter 0
Iron I Multi-Period Stratified Site (Tell or Khirbet)
Iron I Fortified Settlement / Structure 0
Iron I Other Religious Structures/Site 0
Iron I Agricultural Terrace/Plot 0
Iron I Aqueduct or Water Channel 0
Iron I Storage Facility / Silo 0
Iron IIa/b Sherd / Flint Scatter 0
Iron IIa/b Multi-Period Stratified Site (Tell or Khirbet)
Iron IIa/b Fortified Settlement / Structure 0
Iron IIa/b Storage Facility / Silo 0
Iron IIc Sherd / Flint Scatter 0
Iron IIc Multi-Period Stratified Site (Tell or Khirbet)
Iron IIc Fortified Settlement / Structure 0
Iron IIc Fortress / Fortification 0
Iron IIc Public Building 0
Iron IIc Aqueduct or Water Channel 0
Iron IIc Aramaic Inscription 0
Persian (Iron III) Sherd / Flint Scatter 0
Persian (Iron III) Multi-Period Stratified Site (Tell or Khirbet)
Persian (Iron III) Fortress / Fortification 0
Persian (Iron III) Public Building 0
Persian (Iron III) Agricultural Terrace/Plot 0
Hellenistic Sherd / Flint Scatter 0
Hellenistic Multi-Period Stratified Site (Tell or Khirbet)
Hellenistic Platform 0
Hellenistic Hamlet / Farmstead 0
Hellenistic Villa 0
Early Hellenistic Multi-Period Stratified Site (Tell or Khirbet)
Early Hellenistic 0
Roman Multi-Period Stratified Site (Tell or Khirbet)
Roman Road / Street / Path 0
Roman Burial Cave (Loculus / Arcosolium Type) 0
Early Roman Sherd / Flint Scatter 0
Early Roman Multi-Period Stratified Site (Tell or Khirbet)
Early Roman Other / Unspecified Structure or Wall Foundations 0
Early Roman Villa 0
Early Roman Birket / Water Reservoir / Vaulted Pool 0
Early Roman Baths / Bathroom 0
Late Roman Sherd / Flint Scatter 0
Late Roman Multi-Period Stratified Site (Tell or Khirbet)
Byzantine Sherd / Flint Scatter 0
Byzantine Sherd / Flint Scatter (Main Presence) 0
Byzantine Multi-Period Stratified Site (Tell or Khirbet)
Byzantine Hamlet / Farmstead 0
Byzantine Aqueduct or Water Channel 0
Byzantine Burial Cave (Loculus / Arcosolium Type) 0
Islamic Sherd / Flint Scatter 0
Islamic Multi-Period Stratified Site (Tell or Khirbet)
Umayyad Sherd / Flint Scatter 0
Umayyad Multi-Period Stratified Site (Tell or Khirbet)
Abbasid Sherd / Flint Scatter 0
Abbasid Multi-Period Stratified Site (Tell or Khirbet)
Ayubid Sherd / Flint Scatter 0
Ayubid Multi-Period Stratified Site (Tell or Khirbet)
Ayubid/Mamluk Sherd / Flint Scatter 0
Ayubid/Mamluk Multi-Period Stratified Site (Tell or Khirbet)
Ottoman Sherd / Flint Scatter 0
Ottoman Multi-Period Stratified Site (Tell or Khirbet)
Ottoman Grave 0
Late Ottoman Sherd / Flint Scatter 0
Late Ottoman Multi-Period Stratified Site (Tell or Khirbet)


Condition Report: 1996-12-21
OVERALL CONDITION: No Information
OVERALL RATING: Site Destroyed (Excavation impossible)
CUMULATIVE RISK: Unknown / Not Noted
SEVERITY OF RISK: Unknown
NOTES: EB4-MB2 Cemetery near tell `UMEIRI. Disturbance also code(04,01). Faience Seal,(late iron 2,Ammonite). Bin:8-9 cent.(iron 2). Shrine:(iron 1). Basin:(transitional iron 2-early persian). Seal impressions (EB III, IRON II); Ostraca; Scar
DATE VISITED: 1996-12-21
ENTERED BY: GP/HA
DATE ENTERED: 1996-12-21
Disturbances in this Condition Report:
DISTURBANCE: Clandestine Excavation/Vandalism
RISK: Unknown / Not Noted
TIMING: Unknown
DISTURBANCE: Road Work
RISK: Unknown / Not Noted
TIMING: Unknown
DISTURBANCE: Modern Tombs/Cemetery
RISK: Unknown / Not Noted
TIMING: Unknown

 

Condition Report: 1993-02-20
OVERALL CONDITION: No Information
OVERALL RATING: Site Destroyed (Excavation impossible)
CUMULATIVE RISK: Unknown / Not Noted
SEVERITY OF RISK: Unknown
NOTES: Very small site.
DATE VISITED: 1993-02-20
DATE ENTERED: 1993-02-20
Disturbances in this Condition Report:
DISTURBANCE: Terracing
RISK: Unknown / Not Noted
TIMING: Unknown
DISTURBANCE: Fruit/Olive Grove
RISK: Unknown / Not Noted
TIMING: Unknown
DISTURBANCE: Reuse of Ancient Masonry
RISK: Unknown / Not Noted
TIMING: Unknown

 

Condition Report: 0000-00-00
OVERALL CONDITION: No Information
OVERALL RATING: No Information
CUMULATIVE RISK: Unknown / Not Noted
SEVERITY OF RISK: Unknown
NOTES: EB4-MB2 Cemetery near tell `UMEIRI. Disturbance also code(04,01). Faience Seal,(late iron 2,Ammonite). Bin:8-9 cent.(iron 2). Shrine:(iron 1). Basin:(transitional iron 2-early persian). Seal impressions (EB III, IRON II); Ostraca; Scar
DATE VISITED: 0000-00-00
DATE ENTERED: 0000-00-00
Threats in this Condition Report:
THREAT: Road or Highway (construction)
THREAT SEVERITY: Unknown
THREAT: Quarrying
THREAT SEVERITY: Unknown
THREAT: Cultivation
THREAT SEVERITY: Unknown
THREAT: Erosion - General
THREAT SEVERITY: Unknown
THREAT: Construction - General
THREAT SEVERITY: Unknown
THREAT: Water Control Facility / Structure (operation)
THREAT SEVERITY: Unknown
THREAT: Other Development
THREAT SEVERITY: Unknown
THREAT: Other Human Impacts - Other
THREAT SEVERITY: Unknown

Disturbances in this Condition Report:
DISTURBANCE: Reuse of Ancient Structure
RISK: Unknown / Not Noted
TIMING: Unknown

 

Condition Report: 0000-00-00
OVERALL CONDITION: No Information
OVERALL RATING: No Information
CUMULATIVE RISK: Unknown / Not Noted
SEVERITY OF RISK: Unknown
NOTES: EB4-MB2 Cemetery near tell `UMEIRI. Disturbance also code(04,01). Faience Seal,(late iron 2,Ammonite). Bin:8-9 cent.(iron 2). Shrine:(iron 1). Basin:(transitional iron 2-early persian). Seal impressions (EB III, IRON II); Ostraca; Scar
DATE VISITED: 0000-00-00
DATE ENTERED: 0000-00-00
Threats in this Condition Report:
THREAT: Road or Highway (construction)
THREAT SEVERITY: Unknown
THREAT: Quarrying
THREAT SEVERITY: Unknown
THREAT: Cultivation
THREAT SEVERITY: Unknown
THREAT: Erosion - General
THREAT SEVERITY: Unknown
THREAT: Construction - General
THREAT SEVERITY: Unknown
THREAT: Water Control Facility / Structure (operation)
THREAT SEVERITY: Unknown
THREAT: Other Development
THREAT SEVERITY: Unknown
THREAT: Other Human Impacts - Other
THREAT SEVERITY: Unknown

Disturbances in this Condition Report:
DISTURBANCE: Erosion
RISK: Unknown / Not Noted
TIMING: Unknown

 

Condition Report: 0000-00-00
OVERALL CONDITION: No Information
OVERALL RATING: No Information
CUMULATIVE RISK: Unknown / Not Noted
SEVERITY OF RISK: Unknown
NOTES: EB4-MB2 Cemetery near tell `UMEIRI. Disturbance also code(04,01). Faience Seal,(late iron 2,Ammonite). Bin:8-9 cent.(iron 2). Shrine:(iron 1). Basin:(transitional iron 2-early persian). Seal impressions (EB III, IRON II); Ostraca; Scar
DATE VISITED: 0000-00-00
DATE ENTERED: 0000-00-00
Threats in this Condition Report:
THREAT: Road or Highway (construction)
THREAT SEVERITY: Unknown
THREAT: Quarrying
THREAT SEVERITY: Unknown
THREAT: Cultivation
THREAT SEVERITY: Unknown
THREAT: Erosion - General
THREAT SEVERITY: Unknown
THREAT: Construction - General
THREAT SEVERITY: Unknown
THREAT: Water Control Facility / Structure (operation)
THREAT SEVERITY: Unknown
THREAT: Other Development
THREAT SEVERITY: Unknown
THREAT: Other Human Impacts - Other
THREAT SEVERITY: Unknown

Disturbances in this Condition Report:
DISTURBANCE: Grazing
RISK: Unknown / Not Noted
TIMING: Unknown

 

Condition Report: 0000-00-00
OVERALL CONDITION: No Information
OVERALL RATING: No Information
CUMULATIVE RISK: Unknown / Not Noted
SEVERITY OF RISK: Unknown
NOTES: EB4-MB2 Cemetery near tell `UMEIRI. Disturbance also code(04,01). Faience Seal,(late iron 2,Ammonite). Bin:8-9 cent.(iron 2). Shrine:(iron 1). Basin:(transitional iron 2-early persian). Seal impressions (EB III, IRON II); Ostraca; Scar
DATE VISITED: 0000-00-00
DATE ENTERED: 0000-00-00
Threats in this Condition Report:
THREAT: Road or Highway (construction)
THREAT SEVERITY: Unknown
THREAT: Quarrying
THREAT SEVERITY: Unknown
THREAT: Cultivation
THREAT SEVERITY: Unknown
THREAT: Erosion - General
THREAT SEVERITY: Unknown
THREAT: Construction - General
THREAT SEVERITY: Unknown
THREAT: Water Control Facility / Structure (operation)
THREAT SEVERITY: Unknown
THREAT: Other Development
THREAT SEVERITY: Unknown
THREAT: Other Human Impacts - Other
THREAT SEVERITY: Unknown

Disturbances in this Condition Report:
DISTURBANCE: Clandestine Excavation/Vandalism
RISK: Unknown / Not Noted
TIMING: Unknown

 

Condition Report: 0000-00-00
OVERALL CONDITION: No Information
OVERALL RATING: No Information
CUMULATIVE RISK: Unknown / Not Noted
SEVERITY OF RISK: Unknown
NOTES: EB4-MB2 Cemetery near tell `UMEIRI. Disturbance also code(04,01). Faience Seal,(late iron 2,Ammonite). Bin:8-9 cent.(iron 2). Shrine:(iron 1). Basin:(transitional iron 2-early persian). Seal impressions (EB III, IRON II); Ostraca; Scar
DATE VISITED: 0000-00-00
DATE ENTERED: 0000-00-00
Threats in this Condition Report:
THREAT: Road or Highway (construction)
THREAT SEVERITY: Unknown
THREAT: Quarrying
THREAT SEVERITY: Unknown
THREAT: Cultivation
THREAT SEVERITY: Unknown
THREAT: Erosion - General
THREAT SEVERITY: Unknown
THREAT: Construction - General
THREAT SEVERITY: Unknown
THREAT: Water Control Facility / Structure (operation)
THREAT SEVERITY: Unknown
THREAT: Other Development
THREAT SEVERITY: Unknown
THREAT: Other Human Impacts - Other
THREAT SEVERITY: Unknown

Disturbances in this Condition Report:
DISTURBANCE: Road Work
RISK: Unknown / Not Noted
TIMING: Unknown

 
References:
REFERENCE: GERATY L.T. ET AL.1987
TITLE: The Madaba Plains Project: A Preliminary Report on the First Season at Tell el-'Umeiri and Vicinity.
SERIAL NAME: ADAJ 31,p.187-200.
REFERENCE: GERATY L.T. ET AL.1989
TITLE: Madaba Plains Project: The 1987 Season at Tell el-'Umeiri and Vicinity.
SERIAL NAME: ADAJ 33,p.145-176.
REFERENCE: GERATY L.T.1985
TITLE: The Andrews University Madaba Plains Project. A Preliminary Report on the First Season at Tell el-'Umeiri (June 18 to August 8,1984)
SERIAL NAME: AUSS 23,p.85-110,figs.1-19,map.
REFERENCE: STRAND K.A.1985
TITLE: An Andrews University Archaeological Update : The 1984 Expedition to Tell el-'Umeiri
SERIAL NAME: AUSS 23:1,p.83.
REFERENCE: VON RABENAU K.1978
TITLE: Ammonitische Verteidigungsanlagen zwischen Hirbet el-Bisara undel-Yadude
SERIAL NAME: ZDPV 94,p.46-55.fig.1.

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