Eight squares (Fig. 2) were excavated and architectural remains and fragments of pottery from the Intermediate Bronze Age were exposed.
Squares A1, A2 (Fig. 3). A floor of small fieldstones (L106) founded on alluvial soil was revealed in Sq A1, and architectural remains built of medium and large fieldstones (L113)—in Sq 2. The finds in the fill included a cooking pot rim (Fig. 4:3), a jar rim (Fig. 4:5), a body fragment of a jar with cordon decoration (Fig. 4:6), and a strap handle (Fig. Fig. 4:7) dating to the Intermediate Bronze Age, as well as a basalt grinding stone and a flint Canaanean blade.
Square B7 (Fig. 5). A concave installation (L115, L121; diam. 1.8 m) was built in the alluvial soil. Its walls were constructed of medium and large fieldstones, while its floor was made of small fieldstones mixed with many flint stones. The fill inside the installation contained a Canaanean blade and a backed knife; part of a cooking pot with incised decoration at the base of the neck (Fig. 4:4); two fragments of a basalt vessel (not drawn); and animal bones that were not identified. Once it was documented, the installation was dismantled. Numerous pottery sherds dating to the Intermediate Bronze Age were collected in the process.
Square A27 (Fig 6). Two strata were exposed. The upper stratum contained remains of installations (L216, L217) built of small fieldstones, and in them were pottery sherds and fragments of basalt vessels (Fig. 7). In the lower stratum, which probably belonged to an earlier phase of the Intermediate Bronze Age, building remains constructed of large fieldstones (L222) were exposed.
Square B28 (Fig. 6). Architectural remains (L215) built of small fieldstones were exposed. Pottery dating to the Intermediate Bronze Age was found in the fill that was removed (L213, L214), including a base fragment of an imported Megiddo bowl (Black Wheel-Made Ware; Fig. 4:2).
Square A30. Two strata were exposed. In the upper stratum were remains of a large fieldstones wall, aligned northeast–southwest (W209; Figs. 8, 9), and founded on alluvium. In the lower stratum was a building-foundation of large fieldstones, with a conical limestone in its center (L218). A folded ledge handle from the Intermediate Bronze Age was found in the fill.
Building remains dating to the Intermediate Bronze Age were exposed in the excavation, and may have been part of an ancient settlement, which continued to exist at Tel Par or at the nearby site of Ibtin.