Square A. A layer of soil (L104; thickness c. 0.5 m) that overlay virgin soil was exposed. It contained fragments of pottery vessels, including a cooking pot (Fig. 2:4) and jars (Fig. 2:5–7) from the Late Roman period. A cluster of fieldstones (L111) in the western part of the square contained similar ceramic finds that included a krater rim, dating to the Late Roman period (Fig. 2:3).
A beaten chalk floor (L103; thickness c. 0.1 m; Fig. 3) that extended across most of the square area was exposed above Loci 104 and 111. Potsherds from the Roman or Byzantine periods were found within the floor. A square pit (L106; 1 × 1 m, depth 0.5 m) and the foundation of a modern wall (W1) penetrated Floor 103. Potsherds that dated to the Early Roman period, including a jar rim (Fig. 2:2), as well as potsherds from the Umayyad (eighth century CE) and Mamluk (thirteenth–fourteenth centuries CE) periods were collected from these disturbances.
Square B. A cluster of fieldstones (thickness c. 1 m), c. 4 m north of Square A, was exposed in the middle of the square (2 × 3 m). The cluster sealed three large fieldstones (0.5 × 0.5 × 0.6 m), arranged in a row above a layer of natural silt, which were probably part of an ancient terrace wall. Fragments of pottery vessels that dated to the Middle Bronze Age, including a pithos rim (Fig. 2:1) and the Roman period, were found above and within the cluster of stones.