Salvage Excavation Reports No. 5

SER 5Ramla (South): An Early Islamic Industrial Site
and Remains of Previous Periods

Authors: Oren Tal and Itamar Taxel
Editors: Moshe Fischer and Ze’ev Herzog
Contributors: N. Amitai-Preiss, I. C. Freestone, R. E. Jackson-Tal, I. Samet, R. Shimelmitz, D. Sweeney, A. Yasur-Landau

Table of contents:

Chapter 1: The Site and its Excavation History
Oren Tal and Itamar Taxel

Chapter 2: The Middle Bronze Age Stratigraphy and pottery
Assaf Yasur-Landau and Inbal Samet

A Scarab Stamped Impression
Dehorah Sweeney

Flint Tools
Ron Shimelmitz

Appendix I: A Note on the Three Iron Age I(?) Vessels- Assaf Yasur-Landau 

Chapter 3: The Persian, Late Hellenistic and Early Roman Periods
Oren Tal and Itamar Taxel

Chapter 4: The Late Roman and Early Byzantine Periods
Oren Tal and Itamar Taxel

Chapter 5: The Late Byzantine and Early Umayyad Periods
Oren Tal and Itamar Taxel

Architectural features
Domestic Complex
Oil Press Complex
Wine Press
Pottery Kilns
A Secondary Glass Workshop
Oren Tal, Ruth E. Jackson-Tal and Ian C. Freestone

Additional Byzantine Pottery
Oren Tal and Itamar Taxel

Summary and Conclusions
Oren Tal and Itamar Taxel

Chapter 6: The Late Umayyad >Abbasid and Fatimid Periods
Oren Tal and Itamar Taxel

Architectural Features
Cisterns
Pipes and Channels
Pools
Subterranean Vaulted Chambers
Paved Working Surfaces
Refuse Pit
Industry
Finds
Oren Tal and Itamar Taxel

Pottery: Typological Discussion
Selected Loci
Glass Vessels
Ruth E. Jackson-Tal
Stone Objects
Metal Objects
Bone Artefacts and Shells
Early IslamicWeights
Oren Tal
Summary and Conclusions
Oren Tal and Itamar Taxel

Chapter 7: Numismatic Finds
Pre-Islamic Coins
Oren Tal
Islamic Coins
Nitzan Amitai-Preiss