Two excavation squares were opened (Fig. 4).
Square A1 (Fig. 5). Three settlement strata were exposed.
Stratum 3 (Iron Age I; twelfth–eleventh centuries BCE). A small wall built of small fieldstones (W1) was exposed. Near the wall was a small section of a tamped-earth floor (F2) with small stones that might have abutted it, and ceramics ranging in date from the Early Bronze Age to the Iron I.
Stratum 2 (Byzantine–Umayyad period; sixth–eighth centuries CE). A floor (F1) built of basalt fieldstones and white mortar was exposed. The floor did not abut any walls.
Stratum 1 (Ottoman period). Fragments of pottery vessels dating to the Ottoman period and a partially lined pit grave (T1) were found inside a layer of brown earth. The tomb was not excavated, and its date could not be determined.
Square A2 (2.1 × 2.5 m; Fig. 6).
Two graves were found: a pit grave lined with stones (T2) and a built cist grave, covered with basalt stones (T3). The tombs were not excavated, and therefore could not be dated.
The ceramic artifacts (Fig. 7) are indicative of a settlement that existed over long periods: an open bowl from the Early Bronze Age (Fig. 7:1), a jug from the Middle Bronze Age (Fig. 7:2),  a jar from the Middle Bronze Age 2 (Fig. 7:3), a cooking pot from the Middle Bronze Age I (? Fig. 7:4), a carinated bowl from the Middle Bronze Age IIB (Fig. 7:5), a casseroles from the Iron Age I (Fig. 7:6–10), a cooking pot (Fig. 7:11) and a cooking-pot lid (Fig. 7:12) from the Byzantine period, as well as a decorated sherd (Fig. 7:13) and a roof tile (Fig. 7:14) from the Ottoman period. The ceramic finds indicate activity from the Early Bronze Age until the present and supplement our knowledge regarding the settlement at Tell Sheikh ‘Ali throughout antiquity.