Even the local Arabs do not have a name for where we dug today. Therefore GARP has christened the site Makin's Fort after the First World War RFC aviator who first flew over it and recorded the features in 1918.
At Makin's Fort the Hijaz railway crosses a highly vulnerable ten arch viaduct over a wadi. This point is guarded by a fort with a loopholed block house in the centre and a strong perimeter wall and bank around the outside. A further block house and observation posts provide outlying defence.
Elsewhere a lone detectorist accompanied the field walking team to quickly sweep three smaller forts situated either side of Makin's. Metallic finds of any type, including modern or rusty metal, were low in number, although there were a few Ottoman army buttons at the one North of the main area of work today. Were these simply rarely used? This would be odd in the context of their structure.