Stratum I
Remains of a massive building were revealed. The walls of the structure, preserved a maximum of three courses high, included wide walls (W105, W108, W110; up to 1.1 m wide; Fig. 3) built in an east–west direction of two rows of medium-sized ashlars and fieldstones, and narrower walls (W104, W107, W133; width 0.7 m; Fig. 4), perpendicular to them and built of medium-sized ashlars and small fieldstones.
The walls delimited rooms; parts of six were exposed (L106, L112, L124, L129, L134, L136). Segments of floors were discovered in several rooms; these consisted of small and medium fieldstones (Rooms 129 and 136) or tamped chalk (Rooms 106 and 134). The structure was large; it was not possible to uncover its continuation as it extended beyond the excavation’s limits.
The ceramic finds included a cooking pot (Fig. 5:1), baggy-shaped jars (Fig. 5:2, 3), jugs (Fig. 5:4–6) and a lamp (Fig. 5:7).
Stratum II
Remains of a building that was smaller than the one revealed in Stratum I were exposed. The foundations of narrow walls (W126, W128; width 0.7; Fig. 6), oriented east–west, and other walls perpendicular to them (W115, W131) were uncovered. All these walls were built of medium-sized ashlars and fieldstones and preserved a maximum of two courses high. The walls partitioned the building into at least four rooms (L121, L127, L132, L137; Fig. 7). A wall segment (W109) was exposed in Square B2; the relationship between W109 and the rest of the remains is unclear.
The ceramic finds included a cooking pot (Fig. 8:1) and jars (Fig. 8:2–4).
Due to the limitations of the excavated area, the buildings were only partially exposed and it was impossible to reconstruct a comprehensive plan. It seems that the later building was larger and more massive than the earlier one, although their architectural plans are identical, with regards to their orientation and the similar direction of some of their walls.