Stratum III. Two parallel, east–west walls (W12, W13) belonging to a building founded on bedrock were discovered. Wall 13 (length 1 m, width 0.6 m) was built of dry construction utilizing well-dressed chalk stones (0.20 × 0.25 × 0.35 m) and small fieldstones; it was preserved to a height of two courses (0.45 m). Wall 12 was mostly destroyed (length 1.1 m, width 0.25 m, preserved height 0.32 m); however, it was apparently built in the same method as W13. Wall 12 was abutted from the south by a floor made of a thin layer of plaster that was set on a compact layer of hamra (L105; thickness 0.1 m), which was in turn laid on bedrock. The plaster layer probably served as a foundation for a mosaic pavement that was not preserved, although several ex-situ tesserae did survive. Shallow bowls of various sizes (Fig. 5:1–3), deep bowls, some of which are green-glazed (Fig. 5:4, 5), a krater (Fig. 5:6), a strainer jug (Fig. 5:7) and a stopper (Fig. 5:8) were found on the floor. The finds are dated to the Early Islamic period.
Stratum II. A wall (W11; length 1.2 m, width 0.6 m) aligned in a general north–south direction was exposed. It was built of large limestone blocks and preserved to a height of two courses (0.2 m). The northern end of the wall was adjoined by sections of two perpendicular walls: W10 running eastward (length c. 1 m, width 0.5 m, preserved height 0.2 m) and W14 running westward (length 0.6 m, width 0.35 m, preserved height 0.2 m). The three walls delimited two rooms that belong to a building which extends beyond the limits of the excavation. The bedding of the structure’s floor—a layer of crushed chalk on a layer of limestone slabs set on compact hamra (L103, L104, L107, L109)—was discovered in both rooms and to their north, where it was unevenly preserved due to a disturbance in the center of the square. Numerous fragments of pottery vessels dating to the Early Islamic period were discovered on the floors of the rooms, including yellow-glazed bowls (Fig. 6:1), deep bowls (Fig. 6:2), kraters (Fig. 6:3, 4) and cooking pots (Fig. 6:5–7).
Stratum I consisted of a layer (thickness c. 0.4 m) of compact hamra topsoil devoid of any ancient artifacts. This layer was disturbed in the western and center parts of the square.