Sites Investigated by the EDSP

The EDSP conducted a survey of the southeastern Dead Sea Plain in 1973, and identified several Early Bronze Age sites in the region, including the settlements at Bab edh-Dhra’, and Numayra, and cemeteries at Bab adh-Dhra’, Safi/Naqa’, Fifa, and Khanazir (Rast and Schaub 1974). In the 1970’s and 1980’s the EDSP conducted excavations at Bab edh-Dhra’ (settlement and cemetery), Numayra, Fifa, and Khanazir. Summaries of the preliminary results can be found on the following links.

Bab adh-Dhra`


Ras an-Numayra (located adjacent to Numayra)


Khirbat Khanazir


Clay bin partially excavated in Room 11 at Numayra. Note the carbonized emmer wheat inside the remains of the clay bin.