The eastern half of an installation, whose outer shape was rectangular and inner shape was circular (inner diam. 3.5 m; Fig. 1), was excavated. The inner and outer walls of the installation (W201, W204, width 1.7 m) were built of basalt fieldstones with a core of debesh with small basalt stones bonded with gray soil (L202). The walls were founded on a tamped layer of sterile hamra and continued beyond the boundaries of the excavation. The floor of the installation (L203) consisted of crushed travertine and was set on a foundation of small basalt stones and brown soil (L205; Fig. 2). The floor bed (thickness 0.3 m) was founded on sterile hamra and contained a few potsherds from the Roman period. The floor of the installation was covered with a layer of light brown soil that contained potsherds from the Late Roman period.
The pottery assemblage recovered from the excavation is dated to the Hellenistic, Roman and Late Roman periods. A few potsherds from the Hellenistic period (second century BCE) were found, including a cooking pot that has an everted neck and a plain rim (Fig. 3:1) and an Eastern Terra Sigillata type bowl with an everted rim (Fig. 3:2). The vessels ascribed to the Roman period include a Galilean cooking pot with an inner ridge (Fig. 3:3), classified as Kefar Hananya, Type 4A. Other vessels, characteristic of the Galilee and dating to the fourth century CE, included a cooking krater and lid (Fig. 3:4, 5), a cooking pot without a neck that has an outward folded rim with a ridge (Fig. 3:6) and a jar with an everted neck and a plain rim (Fig. 3:7).
Although the architectural finds are meager, it seems that this is the remains of a farming tower. The construction of the installation and its use are dated to the Late Roman period (third–fourth centuries CE), based on the pottery finds.