Square 1. Small fieldstones that served as a foundation of a curved wall (W202; Fig. 2), which was also exposed in Square 2, were excavated close to the surface. The wall’s northern end apparently formed a corner with another wall, of which only several stones were preserved. In a probe excavated south of W202, the foundation of an earlier wall (W203; exposed length 1.5 m, width 1.4 m), preserved three courses high, was revealed. A robber trench (W108) that extended beyond the limits of the square was exposed northeast of Wall 203.
Square 2. Three small remains of a crushed chalk floor (L109; Fig. 3) were exposed in a probe that was excavated along W202.
Square 3. Two phases were identified in a probe excavated in the southwestern corner. In the first phase, a plaster floor (L115) whose continuation could be seen in the section of the balk, but not in Square 2, was installed. In the second phase, it seems that a wall was built on the floor and one of its stones was preserved in situ. A plaster floor (L111) that was set on the earlier floor abutted this stone from the northwest. A thin layer of soil fill was excavated between the two floors.
Square 4. Three phases were identified in a probe excavated in the southeastern corner. In the first phase, a wall (W201; Figs. 4, 5) was built; it consisted of ashlars on the outside and small fieldstones on the inside. The wall was preserved to a maximum of two courses high, set on a fieldstone-built foundation, and continued east beyond the limits of the square. An opening whose northeastern doorjamb was preserved was fixed in the wall. A plaster floor (L114) that abutted the wall from the southeast was exposed. In the second phase, the floor was no longer used and a wall (W204), preserved a single foundation course high, was built on top of it and was visible in the northeastern section; the wall adjoined W201 and its construction was probably meant to partition the room in two. In the third phase, the room was enlarged, W204 was dismantled and a plaster floor (L105) was installed above it, abutting W201. Remains of a round installation, half of which was preserved, were excavated north of W201; its sides, preserved a single course high, were built of smooth fieldstones. A gray plaster floor (L113) abutted the installation from the east.
Pottery dating to the Early Islamic period was found in the excavation, including a bowl with a translucent glaze applied to a white undercoat (Fig. 6:1), a cooking pot (Fig. 6:2), zir-type jars (Fig. 6:3, 4) and decorated jugs (Fig. 6:5, 6) from the tenth–eleventh centuries CE; a cup (Fig. 6:7), a juglet (Fig. 6:8) and a lamp (Fig. 6:9) from the ninth–tenth centuries CE. While excavating the surface level, an Ottoman tobacco pipe that dated to the nineteenth–twentieth centuries CE (Fig. 6:10) was found. A flint artifact with a notch on the ventral side, which was produced using the Levallois technique of the Middle Paleolithic period, was found on the surface.