Early Bronze Age IB. Only several pottery sherds were found. These included a holemouth bowl (Fig. 4:1), a holemouth (Fig. 4:2) and a ledge handle (Fig. 4:3). The excavation did not extend deep enough to reach the base of the accumulation, and it seems that there are richer remains that have not yet been exposed.
Early Bronze Age II. Dense building remains—narrow walls and small rooms (Fig. 5)—and numerous EB II sherds were discovered in the northern part of the trench. The pottery assemblage includes platters (Fig. 4:4, 5), many cooking pots (Fig. 4:6–10) and the lower part of what seems to be a large jar (Fig. 4:11). Noteworthy among the finds were fragments of metallic ware pottery, including a bowl (Fig. 6:1), platters (Fig. 6:2–11) and amphoriskoi (Fig. 6:12–14). A sherd discovered by Y. Lerer near the excavation, probably of a metallic ware jar, bears a cylinder seal impression with a pattern of concentric circles set in a square frame (width 4.3 cm; Fig. 7).
While exposing the top of one of the walls (W108), a harvesting knife blade made of flint (Fig. 8) was discovered. It was fashioned from beige flint, rich in nummulite fossils, and was knapped from a unipolar core; traces of polishing done prior to knapping remained on the striking point. A quasi-back was fashioned on the right side of the blade with delicate abrupt retouch, and the left side was lightly retouched, probably indicating that the blade underwent maintenance. A sickle sheen extends across the proximal part on both faces; the sheen does not reach the distal side, most of which is broken. The location of the gloss indicates that the distal side of the blade was set in a handle, whereas its proximal side was used for harvesting.
Early Bronze Age IIIB. Several fragments of Khirbat Kerak Ware vessels, including bowls (Fig. 9:1, 2) and kraters (Fig. 9:3, 4) were found above the collapse of the EB II buildings.
Persian, Hellenistic and Roman Periods. Soil accumulations containing pottery sherds from the Persian, Hellenistic and Roman periods were discovered overlying the Early Bronze Age remains: a Phoenician jar from the Hellenistic period (Fig. 10:1), Phoenician jars from the Roman period (Fig. 10:2) and jars characteristic of the Galilee during the Roman period (Fig. 10:3, 4). Although no architectural remains dating from these periods were exposed, the accumulations of soil and potsherds are indicative of settlements during these periods.
Byzantine Period. The remains of a corner of a building were unearthed in the southern part of the trench. The walls (W114, W115) were constructed of large stones. Numerous pottery sherds from the Byzantine period, including an imported Cypriot krater (Fig. 10:5), were found in the soil accumulation inside the building. A colorful mosaic floor and an ex-situ fragment of a round marble table (Fig. 11), which may be indicative of a nearby church, were discovered in the probes/trenches at the top of the southeastern hill (Area TT).
Early Bronze IIIB remains, previously unknown at the site, were exposed in the excavation, indicating that the site was settled during this period. Settlement remains from all the periods previously attributed to the site, except for the Intermediate Bronze Age, were discovered at the top of the northwestern hill. The Intermediate Bronze settlement probably extended along the hillside rather than at the top of the hill.