Eighty-six farming terraces that accumulated loess alluvium were found along the Nahal Be’er Hayyil tributaries (Fig. 2). The terraces (width 0.5–0.7 m) were built of different size fieldstones; Terrace 15 (length 128 m, width 0.5 m; Fig. 3) is a typical example.
A circular building (87; map ref. 175192/542576; diam. 5 m; Fig. 4) was located between farming terraces in the wadi channel; the entrance was set in the southern side. Fragments of black potsherds from the Ottoman period were found outside the building.
A cistern hewn in limestone bedrock (1; map ref. 175519/542137; depth 4.5 m; Fig. 5) was located near a tamarisk tree. The cistern’s opening (diam. 1.5 m; Fig. 6) was built of three stone courses and fragments of black potsherds dating to the Ottoman period were found around it. The cistern was probably hewn in the Byzantine period and also used in the Ottoman period.
The numerous farming terraces point to a large agricultural area that was used in the Byzantine and Ottoman periods.