The trenches in this season were conducted in the building 1, the at the first glance open courtyard, as well as building 3. A geophysical prospection already indicated additional walls; during the following excavation, we were able to identify several mudbrick and stone structures. At the moment we assume that there are at least two building and use phases. We discovered several installations for cooking or barbeque: four hearths, made of turned around vessels with chipped bottom, and at least one stoneplace which enables the barbeque on heated quartz pebbles. In one room we found a huge amount of animal dung, mixed with lots of animal bones.
Funding: Grant from the German Research Foundation (DFG); Qatar Museums Authority
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