The terraces were part of a system of wadis, dammed with farming terraces and spread across Mishor Ha-Ruhot, in wadibeds of tributaries of Nahal Zin and Nahal Nissana and along the northern cliff of the Ramon Crater. The examined twenty walls, built across the wadi channel (length 120 m, width 0.8 m) to a height of one or two courses, consisted of large stones with small stones and earth fill among them. The walls were erected in those wadibeds where arable loess existed, aiming to level the natural wadi channel, prepare it for cultivation and evenly distribute the flood water, which was the basis for agriculture in the region.
A circular building (diam. 10 m) had previously been surveyed in the northeastern part of the terrace group. The structure was built of large stones and surrounded by potsherds from the Early Islamic period (seventh–eighth centuries CE). Potsherds from this period, to which the farming terraces are attributed, were found scattered throughout the area. It should be noted that farmhouses, dating only to the Early Islamic period, were surveyed in the region of Mishor Ha-Ruhot, adjacent to dammed wadis of the kind that was excavated here (Haiman, Map of Mtzpe Ramon Southwest [200], 1991:20–21).