A farming terrace and its retaining wall (W101; length 12.7 m; Figs. 1, 2) were exposed. Built of massive roughly hewn stones in dry construction, the wall was founded on natural bedrock. It was mostly preserved a single course high, but its northern end survived to two courses high. A row of massive stones (W104), c. 0.5 m south of the wall and parallel to it, was exposed on natural bedrock. A sounding (L102) was excavated down to the natural bedrock next to W101; homogenous fill consisting of black agricultural soil was found; it contained several worn potsherds, some of which can be dated to the fourth–sixth centuries CE (not drawn).
The farming terrace is one of many on the slopes of Rosh Ha-‘Ayin. The terrace’s massive structure might indicate severe soil erosion in the region. The row of stones parallel to W101 presumably served as an additional means of blocking a landslide or might be a partly preserved field wall.