An excavation square (Fig. 1) was opened in hard clayey soil along the eastern fringes of the settlement. The excavation was located c. 5 m north of a shaft that accessed the High Aqueduct to Caesarea (‘Atiqot 30:23*–43*). The remains of three walls (W101–W103) that formed a room were exposed in the excavation. The wall foundations, set on soil, were built of medium-sized fieldstones; the walls’ upper courses consisted of ashlar stones, only a few of which had survived. The soil fill excavated near the walls was mixed with a few potsherds that included jars from the first century CE (Fig. 2:1, 2) and amphorae that ranged in date from the fourth to the seventh centuries CE (Fig. 2:3, 4).
It seems that the remains were part of a single room that may have been connected to the activities in the High Aqueduct to Caesarea.