A salvage excavation was conducted in March 2002 at Har Hozvim (Permit No. A-3606*; map ref. NIG 2220/6350; OIG 1720/1350), as a continuation of the excavation carried out by Y. Billig (Permit No. A-3506; forthcoming). The excavation, on behalf of the Antiquities Authority and funded by the Moriya Company, was directed by I. Zilberbod, assisted by R. Abu-Khalaf (administration), V. Essman and V. Pirsky (surveying) and T. Sagiv (photography).
A wall (preserved length c. 9.5 m, width 1.0 m) built of a single row of medium and large fieldstones (0.55 × 0.65 m; 0.9 × 1.1 m) and preserved three courses high (1 m) was exposed below the southern part of an elliptical stone clearance heap (c. 8 × 14 m), some 25 m southeast of the winepress exposed in the previous excavation. It is possible that the wall, which enclosed the clearance heap, was originally built as an animal pen.
Two trial sections (1.0 × 2.5 m) dug along the stone clearance heap were void of any finds.