Two excavation squares (A1, A2; Fig. 2) were opened. Square A1 (Fig. 3) yielded scattered pottery sherds along with an intact goblet (Figs. 2:2; 4:2) and two jars (Figs. 2:3, 4; 4:3, 4); the three vessels were found in situ. Square A2 yielded the base of a jar (Figs. 2:1; 5) and a round bowl (Fig. 4:1) within a heap of collapsed kurkar stones. They seem to have originated in a burial cave (caves?) hewn in the soft kurkar that subsequently collapsed.
The vessels were made of light buff-gray clay, with tiny inclusions of white temper. Similar vessels found in and around the basin of Nahal Yarqon are characteristic of Intermediate Bronze Age tombs (Yannai 2007: Figs. 4, 6; Yannai and Nagar 2014: Figs. 3.5:12, 3.12:2). It seems that these finds, along with the dagger found nearby (Gorzalczany 2000), indicate that burial caves were hewn at the foot of Tell Qatra during the Intermediate Bronze Age (22002000 BCE), and served the population that lived in the vicinity of the tell.