Two and one half squares were opened in the excavation area after the removal of an alluvial soil layer (thickness c. 1 m) from the surface with a backhoe. A layer of natural un-worked large basalt stones that formed a slightly east–west sloping down living surface was exposed in Sq 2, c. 1.5 m below the surface (L103–L105; Fig. 1). A large round limestone basin (diam. 0.7 m, height 0.4 m) with a round central depression (depth 0.2 m) stood, in situ, on the stone surface (Fig. 2). The limited potsherds on the living surface and in the overlying accumulation consisted of some Middle Bronze IIA storage jars and a few tiny scattered Roman and Byzantine fragments.
No continuation of the stone living surface was discerned in Sq 3, to the west, nor in Sq 1 to the south. Square 3 yielded no archaeological data and in Sq. 1, a thick layer of smooth, heavy, red terra rossa soil (L108), and above it a layer of brown soil with stones (L107), at the same level as the stone living surface in Sq 2 (Fig. 3), were exposed.
From the limited data it is possible to suggest that the Middle Bronze IIA (around the eighteenth century BCE) occupants of the basalt stone living surface were carrying out some quarrying activities of the red terra rossa material, possibly to use it in the production of pottery, for which it was well-suited.