Area 1 (B1–E3; Fig. 2). In Sq E1 a single course of a north–south wall (W137; length 2.1 m, width 0.57 m) built of medium fieldstones was discovered. South of the wall, in Sq E2, a concentration of plaster floor-fragments (L141; thickness 0.1 m) was uncovered. In Sq D1 two sections of walls (W111, W112) were discovered. Wall 111 was wide (length 1.3 m, width 1 m; Fig. 3), built of medium size fieldstones, and oriented east–west. Wall 112 (length 2.1 m, width 1 m) was oriented north–south, and constructed from ashlars (max. dimensions 0.4 × 0.5 m) with medium size fieldstones adjacent to them on the east. In Sq C1 one course of a curved wall (W125; length 3 m, width 0.6 m; Fig. 4) built of small and medium fieldstones was discovered, presumably the southern part of a round installation. Two adjacent walls (W150—length 2 m, width 0.4 m; W151—length 1.3 m, width 0.4 m) built of medium fieldstones and aligned in a north–south direction were exposed west of the installation. In Sqs D2 and D3 to the south, a wall (W108; length 3.2 m, width 0.5 m) built of medium fieldstones in an east–west direction and preserved to a height of two courses was revealed. Collapsed stones were found south of the wall (L138).
Area 2 (Fig. 5). A refuse pit dating to the Iron Age II, which contained pottery and animal bones was discovered. A pit dug into light colored sandy kurkar soil and filled with black earth (L131; diameter 1.8 m, exposed depth 1.8 m) was discerned in the section. The pit was presumably deeper.
Pottery. The pottery from the Iron Age II included a Samaritan bowl (Fig. 6:1), a deep bowl (Fig. 6:2), a carinated bowl (Fig. 6:3), a bowl (Fig. 6:4), a slipped bowl without a burnish (Fig. 6:5), basins (Fig. 6:6, 7), cooking pots (Fig. 6:8, 9) and a jar (Fig. 6:10). The Persian period pottery included fragments of a cooking pot (Fig. 7:1) and mortarium (Fig.7:2). A fragment of a cooking pot (Fig. 7:3) was ascribed to the Early Roman period. The pottery from the Byzantine period included fragments of a cooking pot lid (Fig. 7:4) and jars (Fig. 7:5, 6). The Early Islamic period was represented by fragments of a frying pan (Fig. 8:1) dating to the Umayyad period, and a saqiye jar (Fig. 8:2) and a flask (Fig. 8:3) dating to the Abbasid period. A fragment of a bowl imported from the Aegean region (Fig. 8:4) was ascribed to the Mamluk period.
The remains that were discovered, especially the concentration of plaster floor fragments and the southern part of the round installation, which may have been a silo, allude to the agricultural nature of the settlement.
The refuse pit indicates that the boundaries of the activity-area of the population in the Iron Age II settlement extended at least 50 m beyond those identified by Kaplan in 1957.