Zev Radovan, courtesy Ephraim Stern

Distinctive Dor architecture. Known as Phoenician-Israelite, this building style featured walls of uncut fieldstones with interspersed pillars of cut stones. This especially clear example, found in area C1, dates to the Persian period (538–332 B.C.E.). A pillar of larger blocks, with regular edges and smoothed faces, stands at center, flanked by uncut, irregular fieldstones. The people of Dor built structures using this type of wall from the tenth to the third centuries B.C.E.