Building remains. Two walls (W113, W121) that form the northeastern corner of a building were exposed.Wall 121, built of a row of medium-sized limestone blocks (0.3 × 0.4 m; exposed length 2 m), was preserved a single course high (c. 0.4 m). Wall 113, built of large dressed sandstone blocks (c. 0.5 × 0.5 m; Fig. 2), was also preserved a single course high (0.2 m). It was set on a foundation (height 0.3 m) of dressed sandstone slabs (length c. 0.6 m) that protruded c. 0.1 m from the line of the wall, overlaying small fieldstones (length 0.2 m). Sterile sand was exposed below the foundation.Next to the corner of the building was a round installation (L114; diam. 1.1 m), consisting of a pavement of small fieldstones that were surrounded by larger fieldstones (length c. 0.15 m). The installation was preserved a single course high. A refuse pit (L115) that destroyed part of the building and was filled with debris composed of building stones and potsherds was discovered southeast of the building. The edges of the pit were not identified exactly; however, its bottom was exposed at a depth of 0.1 m below the bottom of W121.
Industrial installation remains. Remains of an industrial installation, probably a winepress, were exposed north of the building. This was severely damaged when its stones were robbed and a refuse pit was dug (L107; below). A section of a mosaic pavement (L110; c. 1 sq m; Fig. 3), founded on a cement bedding (L119; thickness c. 5 cm) and preserved over an extensive area (c. 5 sq m), was revealed. Signs of a dug robber trench were evident in the floor bedding. A level of tamped soil and small stones (thickness 0.2 m) was discovered below the cement foundation. South and east of the mosaic floor, a built channel (L124; overall length 4 m; Fig. 4) that probably delimited the pavement was exposed. The sides of the channel were built of sandstone slabs and its bottom consisted of small fieldstones reinforced with cement, upon which traces of thick white plaster embedded with potsherds were preserved. Stone covering slabs (0.15 × 0.20 × 0.40 m) were placed on top of the channel. Scant remains of a wall (W122) were exposed north of the mosaic floor. It seems that a section of the mosaic was part of a treading floor of a winepress. It is possible that W122 delimited the treading floor from the north (estimated area of the treading floor c. 5 × 5 m). The areas north and west of the mosaic floor were severely disturbed by robber trenches and it may be that the winepress’ collecting vat was situated there. The areas south and east of the mosaic floor were also disturbed by the robber trenches and remains of plaster and stone floors with cement remains above them were exposed.
Refuse Pit 107, which was exposed north of W122, was dug in clay soil and its exact boundaries were not identified. The bottom of the pit was discovered below the level of W122 (depth c. 0.7 m). The pit was filled mostly with potsherds and building stones.
Ceramic artifacts were recovered from the refuse pits and the robber trenches in the excavation, dating for the most part to the Late Byzantine period. The finds included Late Roman C and D bowls, dating to the fifth–seventh centuries CE, including a Cypriot bowl (Fig. 5:1), a bowl from Asia Minor (Fig. 5:2) and a local imitation bowl (Fig. 5:3),a mortarium that is a local imitation of a vessel from northern Syria, dating to the fourth–fifth centuries CE (Fig. 5:4), kraters decorated with combed wavy lines, dating to the seventh–ninth centuries CE (Fig. 5:5), cooking vessels, including a frying pan from the first–second centuries CE (Fig. 5:6), a cooking krater from the sixth–ninth centuries CE (Fig. 5:7) and a cooking pot from the third–fourth centuries CE (Fig. 5:8), baggy-shaped jars that are common to the south of the country in the sixth century CE (Fig. 5:9), Gaza type jars common to the fourth–fifth centuries CE (Fig. 5:10), a jar from the sixth–seventh centuries CE (Fig. 5:11) and an amphora that originated in North Africa, dating to the sixth–seventh centuries CE (Fig. 5:12).
Fourteen coins were also found inside the refuse pits and robber trenches. Seven of the coins were identified, mostly dating to the Byzantine period and a few are later. Two of the coins were struck during the reign of Constantine II, one in 330–335 CE in the mint at Rome (?; IAA 117713) and the other in 351–354 CE in the mint at Alexandria (IAA 117717). Two of the coins are pentanummia that were minted in 522–537 CE (IAA 117712, 117718). One coin is adodecanummium that was apparently struck at the beginning of the sixth century CE at the mint in Alexandria (IAA 117716). Two coins were struck in the eighth century CE,one is a fals from the Umayyad period, post-reform (first half of the eighth century CE) that was struck in the mint of Damascus (IAA 117715), and the other is a fals from the reign of the Abbasid governor Mahmud Ibn Sa‘id (769–774 CE; IAA 117714).
A fragment of a marble plaque bearing a Greek inscription (6.2 × 9.8 cm, thickness 2 cm) was discovered in Refuse Pit 115; it was probably part of a monumental inscription from a nearby building. The inscription includes three letters, delta, alpha and what appears to be sigma …] ΔÄC[…L. Di Segni examined the inscription and determined that it probably dates to the Byzantine period. The group of letters ]ΔAC can be the ending of names, like Ioudas, Obodas, Abdobodas, and Abdas, or part of a phrase, e.g., Lord remember the benefactors (the Greek can take several forms) “whose names you know”, a common formula in dedicatory inscriptions in churches, as well as in synagogues, or part of the word feet in Greek: πόδας, which frequently appears in dedicatory inscriptions, as in "So-and-so made so many feet (length) of a mosaic pavement, or in this case of a marble facing, following a vow.