In January 2019, a salvage excavation was conducted at 73 Weizmann Street in Yehud (Permit No. A-8455; map ref. 189943–57/66064–77; Fig. 1), prior to construction. The excavation, on behalf of the Israel Antiquities Authority, was directed by A. Umansky, with the assistance of Y. Amrani (administration), M. Kahan (surveying and drafting), Y. Tepper (scientific oversight) and Y. Arbel (pottery identification).
The excavation took place north of Tel Yehud, where remains of structures, burial complexes and occupation levels from the Chalcolithic to the Ottoman periods have been discovered in the past (Zwiebel 2019, and see references therein).
One square was excavated, revealing the corner of a structure: two walls (W101, W102; Figs. 2, 3) built of small- and medium-sized fieldstones bonded with hamra soil. The walls were preserved up to three courses. No floors were unearthed. A few sherds (not drawn), dated to the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries CE were found. The remains apparently belong to a building from the Ottoman period.