Sites 9–13. A complex group of agricultural installations (map ref. NIG 191267/627600; OIG 141267/127600) covered an area of c. 30 × 30 m. Site 9 was a rectangular enclosure (10 × 20 m), built of dry-laid fieldstones and preserved to an average of 1.5 m high, which may have functioned as an animal pen. Site 10 was the remains of a collapsed rock-cut cave. Nearby and next to it was a partially buried block of cut stone (length 1.8 m, width 0.8 m, height 0.75 m), which could be the remains of an olive press (Site 11). Further west two adjacent rock-hewn winepresses were discerned. Site 12 had a rectangular treading floor (1.5 × 3 m) and Site 13 had a smaller floor (1 × 2 m) and the remains of a collecting vat (1 × 2 m) to the east. Below the winepresses was a rock-cut water cistern with a circular opening (diam. 1.5 m). Around them were scattered cup marks. Entry into the cistern was not possible; however, a rock-cut pillar supporting the roof of the cistern was visible.


Site 18. A rock-cut burial cave (map ref. NIG 191431/627264; OIG 141431/127264; Fig. 2) was noted on a bedrock outcrop. The rectangular entrance (0.5 × 0.7 m) was set within a carved frame and faced northeast. Marks in the surrounding bedrock suggested the presence of a forecourt, while a pile of earth in front of the entrance indicated the tomb had been partially looted. Caves with similar shaped entrances in the Jerusalem area were dated to the Second Temple period.


Site 19. Adjacent to the cave were the remains of a stone quarry (at least 10 × 10 m; Fig. 3). The average size of the negatives was 1.0 × 1.5 m.


Sites 28 and 30. At the northern most end of the proposed road, on a low hill (map ref. NIG 191349/630093; OIG 141349/130093) were the remains of stone foundations

(c. 50 × 50 m). The remains of a pathway (Site 30) led from the site toward a rock-cut cistern (Site 28); nearby were rock-cut installations and the collapsed remains of a large cave.