Stratum IV: Walls 3b, 5 and 6 and a plaster floor (III), which rested on a bedding of small stones that was placed on bedrock, were exposed (Figs. 2, 3). The pottery assemblage dated to the Byzantine period and included bowls (Fig. 4:1–4, 6, 8), jars (Fig. 4:10, 11) and a krater lid (Fig. 4:9).
Stratum III, the Early Islamic period (Umayyad; eighth century CE). Remains of a pavement were discovered. The plan of the building from Stratum IV continued to be used in this period and the floor levels were raised. The pottery vessels on the pavement included a fragment of a handmade, black burnished vessel (Fig. 4:13), a jug decorated with white wash (Fig. 4:12) and lamps of buff-colored clay (Fig. 4:14, 15).
Stratum II (Mamluk period; thirteenth century CE). Walls 2, 3a, and 4, which formed an unclear plan, were ascribed to this layer. Wall 3a was built on the foundation of an earlier wall from Stratum IV (3b). Only scant remains were exposed of the building’s floor, which probably consisted of flagstones. Painted body fragments and a decorated bowl (Fig. 4:5, 7) were discovered.
Stratum I (Late Ottoman period; nineteenth century CE). Wall 1 and ovens (Loci 7, 9) were uncovered, as well as an Ottoman pipe fragment (Fig. 4:16).