The excavation area (4.5 × 6.5 m; Fig. 2) was covered with hamra, below it a fill of small fieldstones, and below the fill a stone quarry hewn in hard limestone rock. Two hewn boulders were found in the excavated area, one in the west part and one in the east. The rocky surface between the two boulders was covered by an accumulation of soil, which contained several pottery sherds from the Hellenistic and Early Roman periods, including an unguentarium (Fig. 5:1) and jars (Fig. 5:2). Coins that could not be identified were found in the accumulation in L1 and L2.
The eastern boulder (L7; length 3 m, max. height 0.8 m, estimated width 0.7 m) protruded from the eastern section of the excavation and was only partially exposed. It was hewn in the shape of a step, and diagonal chisel marks were visible on its western and southern faces. A hewn depression (L8; length 0.3 m, width 0.3 m, depth 0.2 m; Fig. 3) was observed on the northern part of the step.
The western boulder (L4; length 3.0 m, width 2.0 m, max. height 1.5 m) was also hewn to form a step. Diagonal chisel marks were noted on its eastern face (Fig. 4). Its northern part had a smoothed surface, and its southern part sloped down to the quarrying line (L6).
The quarry that was excavated was located in an area of quarries ascribed to the end of the Second-Temple period; thus it seems that it should be dated to the same period. It seems that the excavation did not expose the full are of the quarry. Apparently it was damaged by modern construction work, and extends beyond the boundaries of the lot where the preliminary trial trenches and excavation were conducted. The pottery at the bottom of the quarry, the size of the stones hewn in it, and its proximity to the public construction projects of the period, indicate that the quarry supplied building stones for those projects.