Area A. A rock-hewn burial cave was documented. A coherent plan of the cave could not be obtained because it was completely filled with alluvium (Figs. 2, 3). The openings to three kokhim were discerned in the western wall of the burial chamber (1.3 × 1.8 m). A soil fill outside the entrance to the cave (L100), which had probably been removed from the cave by antiquities looters, was excavated. It contained fragments of pottery and glass vessels (Fig. 4:2), as well as crushed bones from the Early Roman period. A rock-hewn niche (L101) that proved to be a burial kokh (0.5 × 0.6 × 1.3 m) was excavated east of the cave entrance. A complete jar from the Early Roman period (Fig. 4:1) was found in it, resting on a layer of human bones, which were not examined. The kokh was part of another burial chamber to the south, which had completely collapsed.


Area B. An ancient stone quarry (2 × 5 m; Figs. 2, 5) filled with alluvium was excavated. Its wall was straight and on its western side were three cut steps. The floor was bedrock and natural soil that bore neither rock-cutting signs nor negatives of stones. The fill included a few non-diagnostic potsherds, which did not provide a date for the quarry. Based on the plan of the cave in Area A and the finds recovered therein, it can be dated to the Early Roman period (first century BCE–first century CE). The cave and the quarry were probably part of the Early Roman settlement in Nahal Kefira, situated several hundred meters to the west, next to ‘En Kefira.