Byzantine Period (fourth–sixth centuries CE). A wall, built of ashlar chalk stones and preserved for a single course, was unearthed (W108; Fig. 2); a floor made of (L109) ran up to the eastern face of the wall (Fig. 3). Body sherds of pottery vessels dating to the Byzantine period (not drawn) were found on the floor.
Umayyad Period (seventh century CE). Above the Byzantine stratum, a layer of light-colored soil devoid of finds (L107), was overlain by a wall (W103; Fig. 4) built of a single row of large fieldstones and preserved to a height of three courses. It was abutted on the east by a floor (L105) made of packed earth incorporating small stones. The excavation in and above the floor yielded Umayyad-period pottery, including Cream Ware bowls (Fig. 5:1, 2), an open cooking pot (Fig. 5:3), a krater (Fig. 5:4) and a storage jar (Fig. 5:5).
Zohar Turgeman-Yaffe
Six animal bones were retrieved: five sheep bones (mainly limbs and a pelvic bone) from the surface layer (L101) and one equid bone, probably from a donkey, from Floor 109. A sheep digit bone retained a characteristic butchering cut. The relatively small assemblage, mostly from the topsoil, is insufficient to provide any conclusions about the site’s economy.