The wall (preserved length 1.32 m, width 0.67 m) was oriented east–west and built of two rows of undressed kurkar blocks and wadi pebbles, with a core of small pieces of kurkar mixed with mud; it was preserved a single course high. Below the wall was a thin layer of mud that overlaid virgin soil. Next to the wall the bones of a small ruminant, as well as what may be those of a pig, were discovered, together with fragments of pottery vessels from the Mamluk period, such as a krater (Fig. 1:1), a red-slipped bowl outside and in (Fig. 1:2), a handmade cooking jug (Fig. 1:3), jars (Fig. 1:7–9) and a jug with a geometric decoration (Fig. 1:10).


The pit (1.3

× 3.0 m, depth 0.36 m) had a somewhat sloping wall that curved toward the bottom, upon which was a thin layer of crushed chalk (thickness 1 cm) that was apparently the floor. Burnt spots, the bones of a small ruminant and perhaps those of a pig were found on the floor, as well as fragments of a Gaza jar (Fig. 1:5) and a bag–shaped jar (Fig. 1:6) from the Byzantine period and a cooking pot handle (Fig. 1:4) and a jug rim (Fig. 1:11) from the Mamluk period. This may have been a small refuse pit. One meter to the west of the pit was another pit (3.45 × 3.45 m, depth 2.5 m) that was excavated for an electric pole and was devoid of ancient finds.