The excavation area (N3; 4 × 6 m) lies on flat land at the foot of Tel Hazor, c. 20 m south of the Tel Hazor museum. The excavation uncovered remains of a building dated to the ninth century BCE.

While digging foundations for the Tel Hazor museum in the late 1950s, a channel made of basalt stones was uncovered (Area N; Yadin 1969:8–10). A similar channel was excavated c. 15 m west of this one in 2000 (Area N1; Covello-Paran 2007 [Fig. 1: A-3249]). Excavations inside the kibbutz in 2017 revealed sparse building remains and Intermediate Bronze Age potsherds (Kleiner 2018, [Fig. 1: A-7920], and see details of further excavations there).

The current excavation uncovered a section of a north–south wall built of large fieldstones (W101; length 3 m; Figs. 2, 3). Paving made of river pebbles and small and medium-sized fieldstones (L100, L105) was revealed on both sides of the wall. An underground installation (L104; diam. 0.8 m; Fig. 4) uncovered beside the wall’s eastern face was built partly of medium-sized fieldstones and partly hewn into the soft nari bedrock; it was probably a silo. The installation’s lower part contained concentrations of burnt organic matter (B1006). The meager pottery fragments recovered provide insufficient evidence to date the excavated remains. The paving was constructed using a method similar to that characteristic of Stratum VIII at Tel Hazor (Yadin et al. 1960: Pl. V), which is dated to the ninth century BCE. Based on this similarity, the remains from the current excavation can be dated to the same period.