In March 2018, a salvage excavation was conducted in the neighborhood of Qiryat Shalom in Yafo (Permit No. A-8246; map ref. 178735/661500; Fig. 1), prior to the construction of a football field. The excavation, undertaken on behalf of the Israel Antiquities Authority and financed by A. Abraham Engineering Ltd., was directed by R. Moshe, with the assistance of Y. Amrani (administration), A. Buchennino (preliminary inspections), A. Dagot (GPS), M. Kahan (surveying and drafting), M. Shuiskaya (pottery drawing), P. Gendelman (scientific guidance), L. Rauchberger (consultation) and D. Barkan.
The excavation unearthed the foundations of a wall (W103; exposed length 4.9 m, width 0.6 m; Fig. 2) built of kurkar stones bonded with red mortar. The wall was abutted on the north by a floor of concrete tiles (L104; Fig. 3) that apparently dates from the 1960s. The wall was built over an earlier wall (W102; 8.9 m exposed length, 1.1 m wide; Fig. 4). A probe (L106) dug in the wall recovered Gaza Ware fragments, which date it from the lateOttoman period (not drawn).
The excavated wall is probably a remnant from the late Ottoman village of Abu Kabir, and it was used as a foundation for a modern building.