Following the discovery of fieldstones and potsherds during an archaeological inspection of digging a trench for a sewage pipe by Y. Elisha, a limited trial excavation (3 × 4 m) was conducted at 142 Derekh Petah Tiqwa, in Tel Aviv (Permit No. A-3735*; map ref. NIG 18054–8/66490–2; OIG 13054–8/16490–2). It was ascertained that the finds were not in situ. Upon removal of the asphalt layer and the modern roadbed, a layer of hamra mixed with dark black soil, containing pottery fragments mixed with modern material, such as glass, pieces of iron and fragments of roof tiles, was exposed. At a depth of 1.49 m below surface, fieldstones and pottery fragments from the Ottoman period mixed with modern fill were found scattered in the eastern side of the area. A channel (width 1.2 n) below the fieldstones was oriented north–south and contained modern sewage and small rubble mixed with a few glazed potsherds from the Ottoman period and modern objects, including fragments of ceramics, roof tiles and pieces of glass and iron. A layer of clean sand devoid of any archaeological finds was in the southern section of the channel, indicating that this material probably served to cover underground infrastructures that were recently installed.