During November 2010, a trial excavation was conducted at 42 Ha-Horesh Street in Qiryat Tiv‘on (Permit No. A-6050; map ref. 212863–86/736190–211), prior to the construction of a private dwelling. The excavation, undertaken on behalf of the Israel Antiquities Authority and underwritten by the Zofer family, was directed by L. Talmi, with the assistance of Y. Amrani (administration), M. Kahan (surveying and drafting), H. Ben-Ari (GPS), S. Ammami (field photography), D. Kirzner (preliminary inspections), N. Zak (plans), A. Gorzalczany (consultation) and K. Sa‘id.
A quarry for building stones (L121; 5.0 × 7.1 m; Figs. 1, 2) was exposed in a qirton outcrop. Traces of rock-cuttings and severance channels of stones were discerned throughout the quarry. A circular rock-cutting (L123; diam. c. 1 m; Fig. 3), probably used for storing rainwater, was revealed in the south of the quarry. A scant amount of ceramic artifacts, mostly worn fragments of ribbed pottery vessels, not in situ, was discovered in the excavation.