In July 2013, a salvage excavation was conducted on Mor Street in the eastern part of Kefar Saba (Permit No. A-6855; map ref. 194217–32/676545–58), prior to construction. The excavation, undertaken on behalf of the Israel Antiquities Authority and financed by Tsur Enterprises Ltd., was directed by V. Eshed (photography), with the assistance of Y. Amrani (administration), R. Mishayev and M. Kahan (surveying and drafting), H. Ben-Ari (GPS), M. Shuiskaya (pottery drawing) and L. Kupershmidt (metallurgical laboratory ).
Square A. In the earlier Phase II, there was a floor (L4, L5) of small fieldstones widely spaced, with dark soil fill in between. A bowl (Fig. 2) ascribed to the Early Islamic period, and a modern ring with a flower design (Fig. 3) were found above the floor (L7). In Phase I, c. 0.5 m above the floor, the foundation of an installation or a wall (L3; exposed length c. 1.5 m, width c. 0.7 m, exposed height c. 0.2 m), oriented east–west, was revealed. It was constructed of medium-sized stones bonded with white mortar; it was dated to the Early Islamic period (seventh–ninth centuries CE).
Square B. A floor (L8) of small fieldstones with dark earth between them was uncovered in Phase II. The floor dates to the Early Islamic period. Approximately 0.2 m above this floor, in Phase I, another floor (L10) of small stones with light colored soil between them was found. Pottery dating to the Byzantine and Early Islamic periods was found above it.