Square 1. A wall segment (exposed length 10.6 m, width 0.65 m) oriented east–west, which was built of different-sized fieldstones and medium-sized wadi pebbles, was excavated; it was preserved two courses high (0.36 m). Floors that consisted of small wadi pebbles, overlaying a bed of packed earth, abutted the wall on the north and south. A large quantity of ceramic finds from the end of MB IIA was discovered on the floors. Remains of a tabun were found on the floor in the northeastern corner of the square.

 

Square 2The wall in Sq 1 extended into this square; a floor on its southern side was superposed with numerous fragments of pottery vessels from MB IIA. A level of small stones was uncovered north of the wall and below it were the remains of an oval-shaped kiln (1.3 × 2.0 m, preserved height 0.97 m) lined with clay-brick material. Inside and around the kiln were large quantities of potsherds dating to MB IIA, as well as ceramic industrial debris.

 

Square 3Part of a surface, composed of large fieldstones and medium-sized river pebbles (1.7 ×  2.0 m), was unearthed in the northern part of the square. Large numbers of MB IIA potsherds were revealed southwest of the surface. A beaten earth floor or the bed of a floor was detected in the southwestern corner of the square, overlain with fragments of pottery vessels from MB IIA and a bead. 

 

Based on the stratigraphy and the ceramic finds, two MB IIA construction phases could be discerned. The kiln in Sq 2 probably belonged to the early phase and the wall and floors associated with it were part of the later phase.