During September 2011, a salvage excavation was conducted on Weinhaus Street in Yehud (Permit No. A-6294; map ref. 189418–99/659633; Fig. 1), prior to the installation of a drainage pipeline. The excavation, undertaken on behalf of the Israel Antiquities Authority and underwritten by the Yehud municipality, was directed by Y. Elisha (field photography), with the assistance of Y. Amrani and E. Bachar (administration), A. Hajian (surveying and drafting), H. Ben-Ari (GPS) and A. Gorzalczany (consultation). Additional support was rendered by A. Re’em and R. Lupu.
Square B2. A habitation level (L102) containing brown soil, potsherds and animal bones was exposed. The pottery dates to the Late Byzantine period and includes bowls, jars and cooking pots from the sixth–seventh centuries CE (not drawn). Other remains were discovered in a probe trench (L103) that was dug west of the habitation level.
Square B10. A section of a wall foundation (W104; Fig. 3), preserved a single course high and built of small and medium-sized limestone in dry construction, was exposed. A stone pavement (L106), built of small limestone fieldstones and arranged in a uniform level, was discovered north of the wall. Potsherds found in the accumulation above the wall and alongside it and the pavement, were dated to the Late Byzantine period (sixth–seventh centuries CE).
Based on the proximity of the complexes, it can be assumed that they belonged to a single stratum. The excavation finds join other complexes that had been discovered in previous excavations in the vicinity and supplement our knowledge regarding the activity at the site during the Byzantine period.