Remains of an animal pen and a water cistern that dated to the Byzantine period were exposed in the excavation. Five probe trenches were dug along the animal pen (length c. 35 m; Figs. 1, 2), preserved a single course high and built of limestone, which yielded potsherds from the Byzantine period. Similar animal pens were used for agricultural activities from the Byzantine period until the modern era. A bell-shaped water cistern (depth c. 4 m; Figs. 3, 4) was located west of the animal pen. It seems that the animal pen and the water cistern were part of a Byzantine-period settlement, located on a hill west of the water cistern, which was never excavated. The water cistern apparently continued to be used by local shepherds for many years.