After removing the asphalt and using a backhoe that dug to a depth of 1.1 m, two squares (A, B; each 4.5 × 5.0 m) were opened along the southern sidewalk of the street.
In Square A, a section of a broad wall (W101; at least 1.2 m wide, height 0.5 m; Figs. 2, 3) was uncovered along 2.2 m. The wall was oriented north–south and continued north, beyond the limits of the excavation area. Only the western side of W101, which was preserved three–four courses high that slightly inclined to the west, was exposed. It was built of fieldstones mixed with roughly hewn kurkar stones of various sizes (average size 0.08 × 0.12 × 0.20 m), among which a large block of beach rock (0.11 × 0.31 × 0.47 m) was laid. This combination of different types of stones may indicate that they were in secondary use when placed in the wall. West of W101 and parallel to it was a collapse of fieldstones and coarsely hewn kurkar stones that probably originated from the wall, in whose vicinity small pieces of white plaster were also found.
In Square B, a refuse pit that contained modern building debris was exposed.
The pottery finds recovered from the layer of soil above the wall and the collapse included a gray or black slipped bowl from the Hellenistic period (third–second centuries BCE; Fig. 4:1) and a zir jar from the Middle Ages (about eighth–twelfth centuries CE; Fig. 4:9). The ceramic finds from the collapse and the fill below it, as well as from the fill that abutted the western side of the wall, included a Galilean bowl (Fig. 4:2), an imported fry pan (Fig. 4:3), two basins (Fig. 4:4, 5), a krater (Fig. 4:6), a bag-shaped jar (Fig. 4:7) and the base of a saqiye jar (Fig. 4:10), which dated to the Late Roman period (first–fourth centuries CE), as well as a bag-shaped jar (Fig. 4:8) and a fragment of a roof tile (Fig. 4:11) from the Byzantine period (sixth–seventh centuries CE). The well-preserved pottery fragments indicate that they did not originate in the alluvium, but rather derived from fill material. Since most of the ceramic fragments were dated to the Late Roman period (first–fourth centuries CE), it seems that this should also be the date of the wall.