The 'islands' were exposed near the large pipe of the Degania beach and c. 300 m east of the lake’s Jordan River outlet. On the largest 'island' was a conspicuous beach rock that leaned to the east. It contained stones, pebbles, and shells, lumps of clay and even fragments of vegetation that were resting on a layer of pebbles, gravel, shells and sand, which superposed a layer of clay. Similar material could be seen on the small 'islands' that were exposed to the south. Several circles (diam. 2–3 m) built of basalt fieldstones were also noted. A few non-diagnostic pottery fragments were found. During the two seasons, geologists examined the 'islands' and found that they were the remains of alluvial fans, probably of the Yarmukh River.