Stratum VIII. A dark gray layer of clay (3.0–3.5 m above sea level) was discovered at the bottom of the excavation. No ancient artifacts were found and the excavation was suspended at this level due to flooding (probably not from the water table).
Stratum VII. This stratum consisted of a layer of coarse sand (zifzif; 3.5–4.6 m above sea level).
Stratum VI. A stone wall whose foundation was built into the layer of zifzif (Stratum VII) was exposed; it was preserved over 2 m high. This wall continued to be used until Stratum II. A refuse pit and an accumulation of soil that was mixed with numerous potsherds and animal bones were discovered next to the wall. A preliminary examination of the pottery fragments indicated that the stratum is dated to the fifth century BCE.
Stratum V. Sections of walls, whose foundations were built of two courses of kurkar and their upper parts apparently consisted of mud bricks, were discovered. Among the finds in this stratum was an Egyptian situla (height 10 cm; Fig. 3) and fragments of a grotesque clay mask. A standing stone (mazzeva), carved out of a kurkar slab (height 1.3 m; Fig. 4), was incorporated in a wall of a building from Stratum IV, which seems to have originated in Stratum V. These finds may attest to the presence of a cultic center.
Strata IV-II. Building remains that were constructed in a similar manner from narrow mud-brick walls (width 0.5–0.6 m) with stone foundations were discovered in each of these three strata. A silver coin from Stratum IV minted in Tyre dated it to the fourth century BCE.
Stratum I. This stratum consisted of a sterile zifzif layer that covered the settlement remains from the Persian period. This accumulation was part of the sand dunes that covered the region of the site, which was not reoccupied until the city of Nahariyya was established in the 1930s.
The finds from the excavation were numerous and included ceramic artifacts, most of which dated to the Persian period, among them locally produced vessels, wine jars from various Mediterranean ports and black-glazed Attic vessels, as well as a few potsherds that dated to the Iron Age. Metal objects included arrowheads, lead weights for fishing nets, large needles that were apparently used to repair nets and toggle pins. An especially interesting find was a lens-shaped, Phoenician basalt millstone, used for milling flour and equipped with a pair of notches for grasping it. A scarab that dated to the Iron Age was also found.