The excavation was conducted in a region, abundant in quarries and rock-hewn burial complexes, dating to the Second Temple period, the most prominent of which is Magharat Umm el ‘Amid cave (A. Kloner, 2002, Survey of Jerusalem: The Northeastern Sector, Site 162), situated northeast of the excavation area. A small section of a quarry (3.0 × 5.5 m; Figs. 1, 2), which is part of an extensive field of quarries that stretches along both banks of the stream, was exposed. Shallow rock-cut severance channels (width c. 0.1 m, to a depth of 0.5 m) were preserved in the quarry, as were stone negatives occurring in a variety of sizes, although most were medium-sized (e.g., 0.5 × 1.0 m, 1.2 × 1.4 m). No datable finds were discovered.