A layer of thin clay was excavated in Square A1; the layer of modern fill below it was removed with the aid of mechanical equipment. Below the modern layer was another thin layer of clay soil that covered the bedrock. A natural cavity (L114, Fig. 3), devoid of finds, was exposed in the northwestern part of the square.
In Square A2 a thin layer of clay soil was removed, beneath which the bedrock was exposed. A small basalt vessel that was probably meant for pounding, a base of a stone vessel, a metal ring and an Ottoman coin were all found next to the bedrock.
A natural cave whose ceiling had collapsed was discovered in Area B (L104; Fig. 4), c. 6 m south of Squares A1 and A2. A layer of fill (thickness 1.5 m), which included clay soil mixed with modern refuse and fragments of collapsed bedrock, was excavated inside the cave. A cupmark (L107; diam. 0.28 m; Fig. 5) was located south of the cave; alongside it were remains of a rock-cutting that had survived by a small part after the collapse of the cave’s ceiling. The cupmark and rock-cutting remains had already been recorded in a previous survey (Permit No. A-5200).
Three other cupmarks were discovered north of the cave: L108 (diam. 0.22 m), L112 (diam. 0.2 m) and L113 (diam. 0.3 m).
Scant remains dating to the Ottoman period were discovered in the two excavated squares. A natural cave was excavated to their south and around it were four cupmarks and meager remains of a rock-cutting. A few non-diagnostic potsherds were recovered from the cave and around it.