Israel Antiquities Authority

History in the pits. Burnt olive pits and wide-mouthed spouted jugs, or kraters, for olive oil, such as this one, were found at Rasm H|arbush. The discovery of spouted vats, together with about 50 broken spouts from vessels of this kind retrieved from different sites, indicates their widespread use and provides the earliest evidence of oil production on the Golan, which thousands of years later would support one of the region’s leading industries.

Cultivated olive trees provided wood that could be used for a variety of purposes, including the construction of roofs.