A section of a large stone circle that was filled with different-sized stones surrounded the dolmen cell (inner dimensions 1.4 ´ 2.1 m, height of stones around it 1.5–1.8 m). The circle was probably the remains of a tumulus that covered the dolmen; part of it was dismantled in the past and another part was damaged by the bulldozer. Remains of a closing wall, survived by a single large stone and several small stones, were part of the dolmen’s entrance that faced southeast.


The excavation inside the cell and in the place where one of the enclosing stones was positioned ascertained that the dolmen had no floor and was built on top of virgin soil and above a stone wall (W1) that predated its construction. Wall 1 was carelessly built of different-sized stones. The large stones were placed on their sides and their height marked the maximum preservation of the wall (0.6 m). It was impossible to determine unequivocally if W1 belonged to one of the animal pens surveyed at the site, due to the bulldozer’s damage.


The excavation revealed pottery fragments from the Roman and Ottoman periods that should be considered as field sherds, having no relation to the dolmen. Finds that could establish the date and function of the dolmens in Ramat Korazim were not recovered from the excavation. Yet, in the wake of excavations elsewhere, it is currently accepted to identify them as burial structures used in the Intermediate and Middle Bronze Ages (e.g., ESI 10:73–75). Investigating the relation between the dolmen and W1 had shown that many of the walls on the hill were constructed as early as the Bronze Age, or perhaps earlier.