The earliest architectural remains were exposed only in a limited area (Sq E2) and included two walls (W218 and W219) that were separated by a meter-wide gap, interpreted as an entranceway that was later blocked by W212 in Stratum III (Fig. 3). A beaten-earth surface (L62) associated with the base of these walls was found to their south and included a large flat stone with a hewn circular cup.
The architectural remains of this stratum comprised two structures of unclear plan.
Building 1. This structure is scantly defined by a few wall remains. The structure is enclosed to the south by W203/W209 and to the north by the reused W218 of Stratum IV. A large boulder that abutted the western end of W203 may indicate an additional wall, which possibly continued northward to join W218. A line of flat-topped stones and W212, which formed a corner with W218, may indicate an eastern division of Building 1. The eastern side of this area, although not clearly demarcated by a wall and its specific nature could not be determined with any certainty, suggests that the flat-topped stones functioned as pillar bases, supporting a roofed space further to the east.
An entranceway in W203 (Fig. 4) was built of two large stone jambs, an adjoining stone threshold and a door socket, indicating the entry was from the south. East of the entranceway and adjacent to the supposed continuation of W203, a roughly circular built stone installation was revealed. Several beaten-earth surfaces, one of which was integrated around a bedrock outcrop, were found within the area circumscribed by Building 1. These surfaces contained a limited amount of ceramic material that may be associated with the IBA.
To the south and parallel to Building 1, another wall (W216) may indicate an alleyway or a side room. Further east, a beaten-earth surface upon bedrock was found strewn with numerous smashed store jars (Fig. 5). The surface, associated with Building 1, was observed to run underneath architectural elements of Stratum II.
Building 3. To the north of Building 1, partial remains of another building were revealed, consisting of a corner formed by two roughly built stone walls (W214, W215). Beaten-earth surfaces outside the structure revealed both IBA and EB ceramics.
Architectural remains associated with this stratum were identified primarily in the southern portion of the excavated area, where two building phases (A and B) were defined. A large stone clearance heap that had covered the remains of both Strata IV and III was discovered in the north of the area. This stone pile was attributed to Stratum II, as its stones were found to directly overlay surfaces associated with Stratum III. This fact, in addition to the observation that architectural remains of Stratum II were not found in this area, posits the association of the stone heap with Stratum II as likely, although not certain.
Phase A. The remains of Building 2 were composed of at least three separate rooms (Rooms 1–3) arranged in a row. The walls of this structure were founded upon an artificial fill of small stones that contained IBA ceramics.
Phase B. In the later phase, Building 2 continued to function along with several architectural additions to its north and west. Both building phases of Stratum II could have been contemporaneous with those associated with Stratum III, although the exact nature of any possible coexistence is not completely clear. During Phase B, two walls (W201, W202; Fig. 6) that formed a corner were constructed and appear to have joined Building 1 to Building 2. The inner corner of W201 and W202 was strengthened by a fill of stones that created a raised platform, built directly upon a stone fill that covered the Stratum III surface. Further additions to the construction of Phase B were found to the west of Building 2 (Sq A1).