The foundation of an installation’s floor (L7; Fig. 4) was preserved mainly in the eastern part of the square. It was built of small, loosely packed fieldstones with gray mortar in between. On the southern part of the floor were many ex-situ industrial tesserae. Pottery sherds (not drawn) dating to the Umayyad (seventh–eighth centuries CE), Abbasid (eighth–early ninth centuries CE) and Mamluk (fifteenth century CE) periods were discovered above the floor. Pottery sherds found while dismantling the floor included a Gaza jar (Fig. 5:1) and a jug (Fig. 5:2) that date its construction to the Umayyad period (late seventh and early eighth centuries CE). Two massive ashlars (0.5 × 0.7 m), probably evidence of an earlier wall that did not survive (W3; Fig. 6), were discovered in the eastern section of the excavation square, below the floor foundation. The excavation finds and their dating are consistent with the finds of previous excavations carried out near the current excavation area (Yannai and Marder 2000; Haddad 2008). These tell of the extensive settlement in Lod during the Islamic periods.