Area A. Remains of a farming terrace consisting of a retaining wall (W1; length 6.5 m; Figs. 4, 5) that had been damaged by mechanical equipment were exposed (L103). The wall, preserved four courses high, was built of a single row of large fieldstones set on the bedrock. It was oriented north–south, with a slight deviation toward the east, probably so as to conform to the contour lines of the slope.
Signs of leveling and quarrying work, which preceded the terrace’s construction, were visible on the bedrock (L113, L116). A layer of small and medium fieldstones and potsherds was exposed next to the western face of the wall and above the bedrock. The potsherds included a bowl (L108; Fig. 6:1) and jars (Fig. 6:3, 4) dating to the Hellenistic period, and jars from the Early Roman period (L107; Fig. 6:9, 10). Similar finds were discovered in one of the probes where a cooking pot that is ascribed to the Early Roman period was found (L114; Fig. 6:7). Another layer of fill was discovered east of W1; it contained large fieldstones that probably collapsed from the wall after it went out of use (not in plan) and potsherds, including a jar from the Hellenistic period (Fig. 6:5) and bowls from the Late Roman and Byzantine periods (Fig. 6:12, 13). Other potsherds were discovered below this level and included a jar from the Hellenistic period (Fig. 6:6) and a jar from the Early Roman period (Fig. 6:8). More potsherds were discovered in the fill above the wall, including a jar from the Hellenistic period (Fig. 6:2) and a lamp from the Early Roman period (Fig. 6:11). A variety of coins was recovered from this fill, among them two Hasmonean coins (IAA 138361, 138365), a coin of Archaelaus (IAA 138262), a coin of a procurator under Augustus (8/9 CE; IAA 138366), a coin of Agrippa I (41/2 CE; IAA 138358), an autonomous coin (first century BCE–first century CE; IAA 138368), two coins of Constantius II (351–361 CE; IAA 138357, 138367) and a coin of Justinian I (548–565 CE; IAA 138359).
Area B. Remains of a farming terrace that consisted of a retaining wall (W3; length 8 m; Fig. 7) were exposed. The wall, preserved a single course high, was built of medium and large fieldstones in accordance with the terrain. A layer of small and medium fieldstones that contained no datable finds (L202) was deposited next to the western side of the wall and on the bedrock.
Potsherds dating from the Hellenistic to the Early Islamic periods, including glazed potsherds from the Mamluk period (not drawn), were discovered in the fill that covered the remains.
In addition, coins were found, including a Seleucid coin, probably of Antiochus IV (173/2–168 BCE; IAA 138369), a coin that is probably Herodian (IAA 138371) and a coin of a procurator dating to the reign of Augustus (5/6–10/11 CE; IAA 138370).