In January 2015, a salvage excavation was conducted between Road 4 and Efra’im Shrir Street in Nahariyya (Permit No. A-7299; map ref. 209539–55/766859–65; Fig. 1), prior to construction. The excavation, undertaken on behalf of the Israel Antiquities Authority, was directed by J. Gosker (field photography),with the assistance of Z. Horowitz and Y. Lerer, K. Covello-Paran (scientific guidance), Y. Yaqobi (administration), M. Kahan (surveying) and laborers from Deir el-Assad.
The current excavation comprised two squares (A1, A2; 60 sq m; Fig. 2); the northern square was extended eastward in a later stage of the excavation. The northern square (A1) yielded a wall (W102; Figs. 3, 4) built of medium-sized, roughly hewn stones, of which only one course survived; it has no foundations. Gaps in the wall are the result of missing stones. It seems that the unearthed section is the western end of the wall, and that it continued to the east, into the section. Roman potsherds were found in the earth under the wall, dating it to the Roman period or later. The wall probably marked the border between agricultural plots. This square also yielded two layers of small pebbles, with associated Roman-period pottery sherds (not drawn): one to the south of W102 (L111), at more or less the same height as the wall; the other (L110) under the western part of W102. As the latter was separated from W102 by a layer of hamra, it is unlikely to have been the wall’s foundation. In the southern square (A2) were two concentrations of stones (L106, L107; Fig. 5), possibly the meager remains of wall foundations.