Tel Dor Excavation Project

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Area E


A step-trench on the northwest corner of the mound, above the rock-cut boat-slips and the small central bay ('the Love Bay').

1985 by the University of California, Berkeley (dir. David Stronach), 1986 - 1989 by McMaster University (dir. Ray Hobbs).

Stratigraphic sequence

The main find in this area is a Roman bathhouse. The boat-slips are probably Hellenistic and/or Persian; they may have been dry-docks for fishing vessels, or berths for war-galleys.
'Bucket chain' in area E At the bottom of the trench are the earliest remains excavated by our expedition, dating to the Middle Bronze Age.