During June 2012, a salvage excavation was conducted in the western part of the Shu‘fat neighborhood of Jerusalem (Permit No. A-6530; map ref. 222641–51/635561–73), prior to construction (Fig. 1). The excavation, undertaken on behalf of the Israel Antiquities Authority and underwritten by the contractor, was directed by I. Zilberbod, with the assistance of N. Nehama (administration), Y. Shimdov (surveying), A. Peretz (field photography) and T Kornfeld (drafting).