Square A1. Three sections of walls (W1–3; Fig. 3), oriented northwest-southeast, were exposed. Wall 1 (length 3.4 m, width 0.5 m) was built of partially hewn, medium and large stones set on sandy soil and preserved to a maximum of five courses high (0.7 m). Wall 2 (preserved length 1.6 m) was built of fieldstones and survived a single course high. Wall 3 (preserved length 0.76 m) was built of small and medium fieldstones and survived to a maximum of five courses high (0.6 m). A layer of stones that served as a roadbed for a modern street that passed nearby was discovered adjacent to W3. The excavation in the square yielded scant ceramic finds from the eighteenth–nineteenth centuries CE, which date the walls and include bowls (Fig. 4:1–3), a frying pan (Fig. 4:4), a store jar (Fig. 4:5) and fragments of roof tiles (Fig. 4:6, 7). Extremely worn potsherds that probably predate those discovered in the square were found in the foundation trench of W3.


Square A2. Fieldstones scattered in disorder in the northwestern corner of the square were discovered. It seems that the stones were strewn there during the installation of modern infrastructures.