Two squares were excavated by means of mechanical equipment, revealing an architectural complex that most likely belonged to the Arab village of el-Qubibah. A room (3 × 4 m; Fig. 2) that was only partially exposed lay beyond the southern boundary of the excavation area. The room was delimited by walls in the west, north and east (W1–W3 respectively) built of small- and medium-sized fieldstones. Although the room’s overall architectural plan cannot be fully evaluated, it seems to be similar to other rooms discovered in excavations at the site (Jakoel 2012; Permit No. A-6727). The pottery, which dates to the Ottoman period, included a bowl (Fig. 3:1), kraters (Fig. 3:2, 3), a jug (Fig. 3:4) and a jar (Fig. 3:5).
The proximity of the remains to the architectural units discovered in the previous excavations may indicate that the region was densely inhabited. The similar orientation of the buildings shows a certain degree of architectural planning. The pottery assemblage is domestic in nature.