Stone Circle (Figs. 2, 3). A stone circle (W111; 3.0 × 4.5 m, max. height 1.15 m), which may be the remains of a watchman’s hut, was excavated on top of a hill. The circle was composed of different size stones (max. length 1 m) and the natural bedrock. A level of tamped earth (thickness 0.1 m) inside the circle was deposited on the bedrock and abutted the bottom of W111. A single potsherd, dating to the Byzantine period, was discovered in the excavation of the earth layer.
Terrace Walls. Five terrace walls were excavated. A wall (W112; length 28 m; Figs. 4, 5) that apparently delimited an agricultural plot was excavated on the hillside. The wall was built of large stones (max. length 1.5 m) that were placed directly on the bedrock. Another wall (W113; length 31 m, height 0.5 m; Figs. 6, 7), northwest of W112, was excavated; it delimited an agricultural plot. The wall was built of a single row of stones (max. length 1.2 m) that were placed directly on the bedrock. It is possible that W113 was the continuation of W112. Potsherds dating to the Byzantine period were discovered in the excavation of W113. Midway up the slope, a farming terrace retaining wall (W116, L106; length 29 m, width 1 m, height 0.5 m; Fig. 8) was excavated; it was built of two rows of medium-sized stones and a core of various size stones. The wall was constructed on top of the bedrock and delineated a narrow farming terrace (width c. 2 m; soil depth 0.6 m). Another farming terrace retaining wall (W107; length 9 m, width 1.5 m, height 0.5 m) was excavated nearby; it was also built of two rows of stones (max. length 1 m) and a core of small stones. The wall was built directly on the bedrock and delimited a narrow farming terrace (width c. 3 m, soil depth 0.4 m). A farming terrace retaining wall (W108; length 11 m, width 1 m, height 0.3 m; Figs. 9, 10) built of stone rubble (max. length 0.5 m) was excavated at the foot of the slope. The wall was built right on top of bedrock and delimited a narrow farming terrace (width c. 2 m).
Cave. A natural cave (L103; 4.5 × 5.0 m, height c. 1.5 m; Figs. 11, 12) was excavated; most of its ceiling had collapsed, except for its northeastern part (L110). While excavating the collapsed ceiling numerous body fragments of a jar from the Byzantine period were discovered. Sterile soil was revealed below the ceiling collapse, thus indicating the cave was not used.
Stone Clearance Heaps. Two stone clearance heaps were excavated. One was elliptical (L104; length 4.8 m, height 0.3–0.5 m; Figs. 13, 14) and included a circle of large stones, delineating small stones. Potsherds dating to the Byzantine period were discovered between the stones. The heap was partly resting on a farming terrace wall (W114) and partly on sterile soil. The second heap (L105; diam. 5.2 m, height 1.1 m; Figs. 15, 16) was circular and included a partially preserved circle of large stones, which delineated smaller stones. This heap also rested partly on a farming terrace wall (W115) and partly on sterile soil.
The excavation was conducted in an agricultural area that extends across the northern slope of a hill, in a rocky region. The excavated walls were not well-constructed and the soil on the terraces was shallow. All of these indicate that the cultivation in this area was probably quite limited. Nevertheless, this is an example of utilizing an area that has low farming potential. Winepresses were discovered in excavations nearby and it is therefore possible that vineyards were grown in the excavation area. The ceramic finds were meager; however, they were discovered throughout the excavation area and dated only to the Byzantine period. Thus it seems that most of the activity at the site occurred during this period.