Two half squares were opened (A, B; Fig. 1). A meager section of a wall (W10; Fig. 2) in Square A may have lined a Hellenistic pit, which was destroyed in the Byzantine period and severely damaged by construction in the modern era. A fill that contained fragments of pottery vessels was uncovered in Square B. The ceramic finds from both squares consisted of numerous potsherds from the Hellenistic period, including many bowls (Fig. 3:1–11), fragments of cooking pots and kraters (Fig. 3:12, 13), jars (Fig. 3:14–16), one of which was in situ (No. 16; Sq B, L200), Rhodian amphorae (Fig. 3:17, 18), an amphora (Fig. 3:19) and two oil lamps (Fig. 4), as well as finds from the Byzantine period, e.g., fragments of cooking pots and lids (Fig. 5:1, 2) and jars (Fig. 5:3–7).


Several archaeological excavations had previously been conducted nearby, revealing a Middle Bronze Age II tomb, a Roman and Byzantine site that included winepresses and buildings, as well as a refuse pit from the Byzantine period (HA-ESI 117).