Seven circular rock-cuttings in soft chalk bedrock (diam. 1.5–4.0 m, max. depth 1 m; Figs. 1, 2), which contained loose brown soil mixed with small and medium fieldstones and numerous potsherds and animal bones, were exposed. The upper part of the rock-cuttings was destroyed and it is unclear if they were connected. What appears to be a step (height c. 0.4 m) that led to an upper structure, which did not survive, was discerned in one of the rock-cuttings (L103) on the eastern side. Three strata of brown soil, mixed with potsherds and animal bones, were exposed in the southern part of the excavation; two of the strata were next to a cement wall and just a thin layer of the third stratum was preserved. The ceramic finds recovered from the rock-cuttings dated to the time of the Second Temple (first century BCE–first century CE) and included mostly storage vessels, among them a krater (Fig. 3:2), jars (Fig. 3:3–11) and jugs (Fig. 3:12), as well as a few cooking pot rims (Fig. 3:1).