A single square was excavated in an open lot at the top of a bedrock ledge, revealing two strata (Fig. 2).


Stratum II

Stone and soil collapse, dating to the Hellenistic period, was excavated atop bedrock. Pottery vessels were found in and above the collapse, including a mortarium (Fig. 3:1), jars of Phoenician tradition (Fig. 3:2, 3, 6), bowls (Fig. 3:4, 5) and a lamp fragment (Fig. 3:7) from the Hellenistic period, as well as a fragment of a basalt bowl, a grinding stone (Fig. 3:13, 14) and a loom weight (Fig. 3:15). In addition, potsherds that belonged to types of vessels, produced in the pottery workshop at Kefar Hananiya and dated to the Early Roman period, among them kraters (Fig. 3:8, 10) were also recovered. Two coins were found. The first dated to the reign of Antiochus III (200–187 BCE; IAA 106074) from the mint of ‘Akko and the second belonged to the Ptolemaic dynasty (third century BCE; IAA 106073).


Stratum I

Mixed finds were discovered between surface and the top of the collapse. These included bowls from the Byzantine period (Fig. 3:9, 11) and a brown-glazed bowl from the Mamluk period (Fig. 3:12).

Potsherds from Early Bronze Age II, the Iron Age and the Persian period were also discovered in both strata.