The current excavation was carried out along the edge of a cultivation plot on the southern slopes of a hill (Fig. 1). Four squares were opened, revealing a layer of refuse that contained potsherds from the end of the Byzantine period and a few small stones. An especially thick layer of fill (c. 0.6 m) was found in one of the squares. It contained pottery fragments and production debris that is indicative of a pottery workshop located nearby. Fragments of imported bowls (Fig. 2:1, 2), large kraters with combed decorations (Fig. 2:3), a Gaza-type jar (Fig. 2:4) and jugs (Fig. 2:5) were found. The vessels dated to the end of the Byzantine–beginning of the Early Islamic periods.
A square bronze weight (2.17 grams; Fig. 3), which is clearly marked on the right side with the letter B and bears another marking that may be the letter I, was found. The combination of IB denotes a siliqua (carat) value of ‘12’, which is the equivalent of 2 grams. The weight is dated to the Byzantine period.
Two coins were recovered; the earlier one is a coin of Valentinian III (425–450 CE; IAA 99857) and the later one is a follis of Constans II (c. 643 CE; IAA 99858; Fig. 4).