Joint Expedition to Ai

Plan of “Ahilud’s House” at Khirbet Raddana, showing the locations of cisterns beneath the bedrock floors. In the narrow openings of these bell-shaped cisterns, large rocks set into the floors served as caps. Workrooms extend behind the three-house cluster. Here members of the family made tools from metal melted in the hearth in the far north workroom, upper right. Archaeologists discovered daggers, chisels, spearpoints and axe heads, which the household made for their own use and for other members of the community.