The retaining wall (W10; exposed length 15 m, width 1 m), which was preserved to a height of one course, was founded on sterile, light-brown soil, and built of large limestone boulders on an east–west axis (Figs. 2, 3). A layer of dark-brown alluvium (L11–L14) was excavated along the wall. It contained a large quantity of small fieldstones (Fig. 4) and several pottery sherds, including a cooking pot from the Byzantine period (Fig. 5:1) and a jar from the Roman period (Fig. 5:2).
The retaining wall was constructed to prevent the soil from washing down to the cultivated plots on the slopes of Giv‘at Ha-More.
The finds testify to an agricultural area, which apparently dates to the Byzantine period.