In January 2002 an excavation was conducted in an area slated for construction in northern Ramla (Permit No. A-3581*; map ref. NIG 18936/64938; OIG 13936/14938), following the digging of probes and the discovery of a potsherd cluster. A square (4 × 4 m) was excavated down to a layer of sand, which is characteristic of the region (depth 1.5 m), yielding two fragmentary jars from Middle Bronze IIB. The jars, which were probably the remains of a tomb, were severely damaged when the probes were dug. Some 100 m south of the excavation area, remains of an unwalled settlement from the Middle Bronze Age (HA 40:10–11) had been excavated in the past.