A bell-shaped cistern (L2; diam. c. 8 m, depth 2.5–4.0 m), meticulously quarried but not plastered, was hewn in a later period. It was quarried in a spiraled manner, namely its bottom was high in the south, lower in the east and deeper in the north and west. The support column stood at the end of the high part in the south. Bedrock bottom was perforated in its northeastern side and it seems that after quarrying had begun, the perforated bedrock was discerned and considered unsuitable for use; hence, the rock-cutting was suspended. The cistern contained various size fieldstones and a small amount of alluvium, as well as potsherds that dated to MB II and the Roman period. The stone fill seems to be intentional and was a result of stone clearance in the surrounding area. A non-excavated cave was located at the bottom of a hewn cliff, to the northeast of the cistern.
A quarry, later than the shafts and apparently dating to the Second Temple period on account of the few potsherds it contained, damaged some of the shafts and the cupmarks, located mostly in the south and west (L4). The quarry had possibly caused the collapse of the southeastern cavity’s ceiling (L5). Rectangular stones (average size 0.30 × 0.35 × 0.80 m) were carved out from the quarry.
A quarry with decreased rock-cutting activity was located on the northeastern edge of the bedrock surface. Its continuation to the north displayed a long high hewn step, at whose bottom was a cave (L10) that was not excavated.
Eighty five flint items were discovered, all were knapping debitage, mostly flakes, a few chunks, blades and a single core for producing flakes. Datable flint tools were not found, yet a few fragments of a limestone vessel (Fig. 5:7) were discovered.
It is unclear whether the exposed remains are connected to Site 114, Khirbat el-Hammam, which was documented in the 1968 survey (M. Kohavi (ed.), Judea, Samaria and the Golan, Archaeological Survey in 1968, Jerusalem, p. 182) and Site 179 in the Survey of the Hill Country of Benjamin (Y. Magen and I. Finkelstein [eds.] Archaeological Survey of the Hill Country of Benjamin, Jerusalem, pp. 163–164). The description of this site states that it is closer to the Jerusalem-Ramallah road and building remains on several levels were observed. In addition, the description of finds from these surveys does not mention any artifacts from the Bronze Age. However, Site 180 of the Survey of the Hill Country of Benjamin, located on another ridge, c. 1 km south of our site, is characterized by nine blocked shafts that were probably used as burial sites for a settlement situated nearby.