During March 2012, a salvage excavation was conducted at Kafr Kama in the Lower Galilee (Permit No. A-6424; map ref. 24159–61/736075–100), prior to construction. The excavation, undertaken on behalf of the Israel Antiquities Authority and underwritten by Sara and Aslan Tahawkhow, was directed by A. Mokary (field photography), with the assistance of Y. Lavan (administration), A. Hajian and M. Kahan (surveying and drafting) and W. Atrash (guidance).
A wall (W20), built of large basalt stones and set in place on the bedrock, was exposed; several potsherds dating to the Byzantine period were found in its vicinity.
A wall (19) that was built of basalt stones was part of a water reservoir from the Ottoman period.
Architectural remains (W10, W15) were discovered next to the western side of the reservoir. Wall 15 (length 4.5 m, width 0.7 m) joined with W10 (length 10.5 m, width 0.7 m); both were built of fieldstones and formed a corner of a large building (Fig. 3). Two installations (L11, L12) were discovered inside the building. The floor of Installation 12 was coated with hydraulic plaster and fragments of roof tiles from the British Mandate era were found in its foundation. The installation was probably used as a settling pool or for soaking. Installation 11 was square, its single-row walls were built of basalt stones and its floor and sides were coated with hydraulic plaster; a layer of ash resulting from a fire covered the floor (Fig. 4). The installations were overlain with a layer of potsherds, consisting of remains of a fire and numerous roof tiles from the British Mandate. The building, probably serving an industrial purpose at the time of the British Mandate, was destroyed in a fire.