Large building stones (presumed dimensions 0.6 × 0.8 m, height 0.5–0.7 m) were extracted from the quarry (Fig. 1) by broad severance channels (c. 0.2 m). A few potsherds, the latest dating to the end of the Second Temple period, were found in the brown soil fill above bedrock. The large stones were probably used in the construction of the Third Wall, which is located c. 300 m south of the quarry.
Numerous tombs and rock-cut areas are known near the cave and the quarry, including a quarry that was exposed c. 50 m to the west and included similar artifacts (Permit No. A-5314).