Stratum V: Two sub-layers (Vb, Va) were discerned. Layer Vb (Loci 112, 115 116) consisted of alluvium, in which small stream pebbles and a large quantity of potsherds were mixed. The potsherds mostly comprised jars, thumb-indented ledge handles and fragments of red-slipped bowls from Early Bronze I and a few pottery fragments from the Intermediate Bronze Age. This alluvium soil was apparent throughout the excavation area (thickness 0.2–0.3 m) and it seems that it slid from the top of the tell down to its foot. Layer Va (Loci 109, 114) comprised heavy brown soil (thickness 7 cm) and lying directly above it was another layer of alluvium mixed with dense stream pebbles, some of which were large, and potsherds from EB I, the Intermediate Bronze Age, Iron II and the Persian period.
Stratum IV: A fieldstone wall (W4; exposed length 2.5 m, width c. 0.4 m), aligned east–west and preserved a single course high, was exposed. A stone that may have been part of another face of W4 that did not survive was found adjacent to the north at its western end.
Stratum III: Meager remains of a chalk floor (L117; thickness 5–7 cm) that was probably destroyed when the later walls were built were exposed. The floor bedding consisted of very dense small pebbles and potsherds (Loci 105, 108; Fig. 3); it was discovered along the entire western side of the excavation area. It seems that the floor abutted a wall from the west, which mostly was not preserved and its scant remains were uncovered below a wall that was later built on top of it (W1; see below). Ceramic finds that dated to the Roman period and included a lamp fragment and three bowl rims were discovered on the floor and the bedding. A probe excavated beneath the floor bedding contained a thin layer of stream pebbles and a fragment of an Attic vase from the Hellenistic period (L110).
Stratum II: A wall (W1; length 9 m, width 0.7 m; Fig. 4), oriented southeast-northwest, was discovered. It was built of large stones that were smoothed on the side facing west. The wall, preserved a single course high, was apparently meant to hold back the alluvium and it is assumed to have postdated the Roman period.
Stratum I: Wall 1 of Stratum II was made thicker with the construction of another wall adjacent to it (W3; length 6.5 m; Fig. 4). Wall 3 was built of medium-sized stones that were placed on their wide side. Fill of stream pebbles and stones was deposited between the two walls. The new wall, composed of Walls 1 and 3, was 1.7–1.8 m wide.