Stratum 3 (Mamluk–Ottoman periods)
Floors and walls that joined up to form a general plan of a room were exposed.
The eastern wall (W110; min. length 1.8 m, width 0.3 m) was built of roughly hewn stones (c. 0.25 × 0.30 × 0.50 m); its southern side was preserved two courses high, whereas its northern end survived a single course high. The southern wall (W109; min. length 1 m, width 0.3 m), built of a single row of coarsely dressed stones (c. 0.20 × 0.25 × 0.30 m), was preserved a single course high; its eastern end, located beyond the excavation area, probably formed a corner with the continuation of W110.
Two walls, oriented east–west (W106, W111), probably represented an internal partitions of the room. Wall 111 (min. length 1 m, width 0.3 m) was built of dressed stones (c. 0.2 × 0.2 × 0.3 m), between which smaller fieldstones were incorporated; the eastern end of this wall abutted W110 and its western end was covered with the foundation of the later floor (L101). A single row of stones (c. 0.30 × 0.25 × 0.30 m), standing a single course high, was preserved of W106 (min. length 0.7, width 0.35 m; Fig. 5). Its western end was covered by the foundation of Floor 101, whereas its eastern end did not reach W110. This gap should probably be interpreted as a passage or an opening.
A floor (Loci 114, 115) of small irregular stones abutted W110, but underlay Walls 106 and 111. Therefore, these walls constituted a later (technical?) phase in the construction of the building.
The ceramic assemblage included fragments of bowls (Fig. 6:8), green or yellow glazed bowls (Fig. 6:9, 10), kraters (Fig. 6:11) and cooking pots (Fig. 6:12, 13), which were characteristic of the transition phase between the Mamluk (thirteenth–fourteenth century CE) and the Ottoman periods.