Eight cavities in the kurkar bedrock, thought to be caves, were inspected (e.g., L108; Fig. 2). The cavities (1.4–3.5 m below the surface) were irregular in shape and contained natural sandy soil devoid of finds; no signs of quarrying were discerned.
A wall (W112; length 3.3 m, width c. 1.5 m; Fig. 3), built of small fieldstones in an east–west direction and preserved three courses high, was exposed at the eastern end of the area. Overlaying W112 and slightly north of it was collapse (L105; length 1.4 m, width 0.9 m) of a wall that had probably stood on top of it and was removed or fell down.
Two fieldstone walls (W118, W119; Fig. 4) that continued beyond the limits of the excavation area were exposed c. 10 m north of W112. Wall 118 (exposed length 2.1 m, width 1.2 m), aligned northwest-southeast, was built of two courses of stones arranged in two rows. Wall 119 (length 1.9 m, width 0.55 m), aligned east–west, was built of two rows of stones and survived a single course high. The top of W119 was c. 0.6–0.7 m lower than that of W118, and it appears to have been cut by the latter.
A few potsherds, mostly worn and dating to the Roman period (second century CE), including a cooking pot (Fig. 5), were found in the vicinity of the walls.
Natural cavities are characteristic of limestoneratherthan kurkar; however such cavities have been documented in the past (HA-ESI 122). It is difficult to understand the building remains due to the paucity of finds, their nature and their distance from Khirbat es-Salluja.