Early Roman period. Two walls (W5011, W5016), bonded and perpendicular to each other, were exposed in two adjacent squares (K, L) and formed the foundation corner of a building (width 1.0–1.3 m, max. preserved height 0.4 m). The walls, founded on bedrock, were built of large fieldstones (0.4×0.5 m) on the outside row and small stones on the inside.
The soil fill on the inside of the building contained mostly potsherds from the Early Roman period (the time of the Second Temple) and it is therefore presumed that the structure did not predate this period; however, its character could not be determined, owing to the limited scope of the excavation.
The fill in the northern Square G (L2009) contained mostly collapse of well-dressed building stones, which may have derived from the adjacent building, soil mixed with potsherds from the Early Roman period, and a coin that is ascribed to King Alexander Jannaeus (80/79 BCE; IAA 104755).
Byzantine period. A pebble floor (L5005), which was severely damaged by a backhoe-dug trench, was exposed in the southern square (M). The floor had apparently abutted a wall (W5013), although the modern damage precludes ascertaining it. Layers of fill that consisted of gravel, terra rossa and gray black ash (Fig. 1: Section 1-1) were found below the floor (L5010). The fill contained potsherds from the Byzantine period (fourth–seventh centuries CE) and a coin that is dated to the first quarter of the fourth century CE (IAA 104756). Another coin, also dating to this period (364–375 CE; IAA 104757), was discovered in the northern balk that separated between Squares L and M. Due to the limitations of the excavation, the general context of the remains is unclear, although it is certain that this is a different complex from the adjacent one that dated to the Roman period.
The meager finds in the area point to occupation during the Early Roman and Byzantine periods; further conclusions could not be drawn due to the very small scope of the excavation. Yet, in the wake of the salvage excavation at the site, the construction can be dated to the Byzantine period.