Square A (Fig. 2). A wall (W1; exposed length c. 6 m) built of partially dressed stones and fieldstones placed directly on the travertine ground was exposed; it was preserved a single course high. The eastern end of the wall was severed, probably due to some sort of destruction. The end of another wall (W10) that was built perpendicular to and north of W1 was discovered. A proper passage exists between the two walls and it seems that they belonged to a residential building. A few potsherds were gathered in the vicinity of the walls, mostly dating to the Byzantine period (fifth–seventh centuries CE) and including two bowls (Fig. 3:6, 7), two cooking pots (Fig. 3:10, 11) and a lamp (Fig. 3:18); a few potsherds were from the Roman period (third–fourth centuries CE), including a bowl (Fig. 3:4) and a jar (Fig. 3:14).
Square B (Fig. 4). Three walls of a building (W3, W6, W13; Wall 13 is not visible in the photograph) were exposed. The walls, built of fieldstones and founded on travertine ground, were preserved three courses high. Two dressed stones were incorporated in the construction of W6, one in the center and the other in the western end, where an opening was located. The floor of the room (L4) was hard tamped earth, which appears to be sunken in relation to its surroundings. Natural soil, devoid of finds, was discovered below the floor. Numerous fragments of pottery and glass vessels and coins were found on the floor. The potsherds, which were sharp and therefore seem to have been discovered in situ, included cooking ware, serving dishes and storage vessels. Based on the finds recovered from the floor it seems that part of a living room was revealed in this square. Most of the potsherds dated to the Byzantine period and included a bowl (Fig. 3:5), a cooking pot (Fig. 3:13), two jars (Fig. 3:15, 16) and a lid (Fig. 3:17). Several potsherds from the Early Islamic period were collected in the room and its vicinity. The fragments of glass vessels were large and decorated, dating to the Byzantine period. The coins discovered in the room (Table 1, Nos. 1–5 and possibly 6 and 7) date from the third to the fourteenth centuries CE; hence they can not assist in dating the structure. Two other coins that date to the Roman period (see Table 1, Nos. 8, 9) were discovered outside the room (L7).
Square C (Fig. 5). A wall (W12) built partly of dressed stones and partly of fieldstones was exposed. A tamped-earth floor (L14) abutted the wall on the southeast. This floor was similar to the one uncovered in Sq B and thus it is possible that W12 also belonged to a residential building. A thick layer of mortar mixed with tiny ground potsherds was exposed on top of the wall. It may be assumed, based on the mortar layer that the walls revealed in the excavation were foundations upon which mud-brick walls were built, but not preserved. This hypothesis is reinforced by the fact that little natural stone is available in the region of the excavation. The finds in the square included a smaller amount of potsherds and coins than was discovered in Sq B. The ceramic finds included a cooking pot from the Roman period (Fig. 3:9), a casserole (Fig. 3:8) and cooking pot (Fig. 3:12) from the Byzantine period, as well as several sherds dating to Middle Bronze Age II that were apparently washed here from an adjacent site and included a bowl (Fig. 3:1) and two jars (Fig. 3:2, 3). The coins (Table 1, Nos. 10, 11) date to the Roman and Mamluk periods and are therefore of no help in dating the structure.
It seems that the wall remains uncovered in the excavation were part of several residential buildings dating to the Byzantine period. These structures were apparently part of a small village that was situated south of Tel Rehov and based on the finds, it dated to the Roman–Byzantine periods (third–seventh centuries CE) and possibly even to the beginning of the Early Islamic period (seventh–eighth centuries CE).