Remains of the Mamluk and Ottoman Periods at Kafr Kanna
Hervé Barbé and Anastasia Shapiro
Keywords: Galilee, medieval period, architecture, typology, metal
Two separate areas (Areas 10 and 20) were excavated on Churches Street in Kafr Kanna. In Area 10, five phases were observed, ranging in date from the Mamluk (construction phase) through the Ottoman (destruction phase) periods. The pottery finds display a relatively homogeneous Mamluk-period corpus, including glazed and unglazed wares, which date between the thirteenth and fifteenth centuries CE. The pottery finds and the stone objects (e.g., grinding and crushing tools) attest to domestic activities. In Area 20, remains of wall segments and floors were encountered. The dismantling of the floors, and the excavation of the intermediate fills, produced some Mamluk-period pottery; however, the primary pottery assemblages were Ottoman.
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