Israel Antiquities Authority

Farmer in the tell? With construction workers erecting a complex of 8,000 apartments around them, excavators at Pisgat Ze’ev, in north Jerusalem, uncovered the remains of small villages and farms that provided Jerusalem with grain, oil and wine from the Middle Bronze Age (2200–1550 B.C.E.) to the medieval period (14th to 15th centuries C.E.). A flat pressing stone (with a hole in it) from an olive oil press appears left of center.