A square was opened and a limestone layer (L100; 0.3 m below the surface, thickness 5–10 cm; Fig. 2), which contained soft calcareous material mixed with small fieldstones, a few potsherds and small shells, was exposed. A layer of alluvium that included a concentration of large ashlars and several medium and large fieldstones (L102, L103; Fig. 3) was discovered beneath a pale white layer in the eastern half of the square. Some of the stones were close to each other, but in disarray and between them were jar fragments (Fig. 4:1, 2) that dated to the Roman period (first century BCE). A concentration of stones was also found, but due to the limitations of the excavation it was impossible to determine their use.