Caves. Sixteen caves were located along the northwestern slope of Giv‘at Eden (4, 5, 11, 12, 14, 21, 22, 24–27, 29–32, 36), mostly on the bedrock terrace that surrounds Giv‘at Eden, their openings facing west or north. Part of the bedrock terrace collapsed, taking with it some of the caves. At least three of the documented caves were hewn (12, 14, 21) and, based on their plans, seems to have been burial caves. Caves 14 and 21 were cut during the modern quarrying of Highway 70. The rest of the caves were mostly natural and served, most likely, for burial as well. The burial caves were apparently part of the Khirbat el-Khaneizira cemetery, located at the top of Giv‘at Eden.


Aqueduct. Sections of a rock-hewn aqueduct channel (1–3, 7, 15, 16, 19) that ran along Highway 70 and the northern slope of Giv‘at Eden were documented. These were parts of the aqueduct that conveyed water from the Tata springs to Tel Dor during the Roman and Byzantine periods. Parts of this aqueduct had been excavated in the past (HA-ESI 115:72*). Its full length was not discovered and in all likelihood, parts of it were destroyed during the paving of Highway 70.


Rock-Cuttings and Hewn Installations. Cupmarks hewn in bedrock outcrops (6, 9, 10, 17, 23; diam. and depth 0.2–0.3 m) were noted in the vicinity of the caves. Rock-cuttings (8, 33–35), including a rectangular cutting (20; 0.5 × 1.0 m, depth 0.5 m) and a circular rock-cutting (18) that were severed during the construction of Highway 70 were recorded. It seems that Rock-Cuttings 18 and 20 were part of more intricate installations. A masonry stone quarry (12; c. 20 × 40 m) was noted, as well as two hewn caves near the quarry, which were probably used for burial.


Building Remains. The fragmentary remains of two fieldstone-built structures (38, 39; each 3–5 sq m) were documented. A stone heap (37) was next to the remains of Building 38. A hill to the east of the building remains seems to be an artificial mound, covered with dense vegetation.