Book: Life on the Farm in Late Medieval Jerusalem
Chapter: The Making of a Family Farmstead
This chapter is the longest of the monograph, covering four seasons of survey and excavations. The bulk of the ceramic and architectural analysis will be found here. The excavations of these seasons were not salvage, but a purely research-based study of the northern half of the site on the summit of “Telegraph Hill”, which has been identified as the residential component of the Mamluk estate, subsequently resettled as a family farmstead and remaining in this form through the Ottoman era. Its occupation extends from the 14th through the early 20th centuries.