The general stratigraphy is composed of three layers. The surface layer consists of reworked loess, superposing a layer of stone fall, which rests above a layer that comprised silty, ashy sediments on top of bedrock. All sediments from this ash layer were sieved through a 2–3 mm mesh.


A preliminary analysis of the fieldwork demonstrates that no artifacts were found in either the surface layer, or the layer of stone collapse underneath it. The finds in the ashy sediments were in secondary contexts. They included faunal remains, lithic artifacts, such as microlithic drills, and diagnostic pottery from Early Bronze Ib (Fig. 2:1) and Early Bronze IV/Middle Bronze I (Fig. 2:2) periods. In the Negev highlands, similar microlithic drills were revealed in Early Bronze Age contexts at the Camel Site and at Rekhes Naf

ha 396.