During June 2011, an excavation was conducted at Horbat Migdal Usha (Permit No. A-6213; map ref. 211349–60/743681–90), prior to the construction of an industrial building. The excavation, undertaken on behalf of the Israel Antiquities Authority and underwritten by the Palram Company, was directed by L. Talmi, with the assistance of A. Oren (preliminary inspections), Y. Amrani (administration), M. Kahan and R. Mishayev (surveying and drafting), A. Peretz (field photography), A. Dagot (GPS), Y. Arbel (guidance), P. Gendelman (ceramics), M. Shuiskaya (pottery drawing), N. Zak (plans) and C. Sa‘id.
Remains of a field wall (W113; exposed length c. 7 m; Figs. 2, 3) were exposed in the excavation. It was built of two rows of medium and large fieldstones set on the bedrock and aligned southwest-northeast. Stone collapse (L115; Fig. 4) that had probably fallen from the wall was found to its west. Potsherds was discovered in the soil fill next to the wall (L110, L112), including a fragment of a Galilean bowl from the Roman period (third–fourth centuries CE; Fig. 5:1), a bowl from the Roman period (first–second centuries CE; Fig. 5:2), a cooking pot rim from the Roman period (first–second centuries CE; Fig. 5:4) and a fragment of a jar from the Early Roman period (first century BCE; Fig. 5:6). The pottery discovered in the soil fill below Wall 113 (L117, L119) included a cooking krater dating to the Early Roman period (first century BCE–first century CE; Fig. 5:3) and a baggy-shaped jar from the Roman period (second–third centuries CE; Fig. 5:5). The wall was poorly preserved and its use could not be determined; however, the importance of the excavation lies in the discovery of building remains from the Roman period for the first time at this site.