The northern part of a pit was damaged by a bulldozer-dug trench and its southern part was exposed (Fig. 2). The pit, hewn in soft limestone (height 3.4 m), had a bell-shaped cross-section and a circular opening (diam. 0.77 m, height of neck 1.7 m, base diam. 1.8 m). At the bottom of the pit, a layer of stones that had been detached from the sides of the pit overlaid numerous fragments of pottery vessels, including cooking pots (Fig. 3:1–6) and jars (Fig. 3:7, 8) from the Hellenistic period. Other artifacts included loom weights (Fig. 3:9), pieces of a bronze needle and a coin from the reign of Antiochus III, minted in ‘Akko (198–187 BCE; IAA 106082).
A rock-hewn installation, mostly destroyed by the bulldozer work, was 6 m east of the pit.