Farming Terraces. Four walls (W1, W3–W5; length c. 80 m, c. 30 m, c. 50 m, c. 45 m respectively; Figs. 3–5) oriented north–south and built of fieldstones (average size 0.75 × 0.75 m) placed in a relatively straight line on brown fill soil were exposed. The walls survived to a height of just one course.
Four additional poorly preserved walls (W2, W7, W8, W115; length c. 5 m, c. 5 m, c. 15 m, c. 8 m respectively) aligned east–west and built of fieldstones (average size 0.8 m × 0.8 m) survived to a height of a single course.
Limekiln. The installation (L6; diam. 6 m, depth c. 2 m; Figs. 6, 7), constructed of roughly hewn fieldstones, survived to a height of five courses (c. 2 m). A stoking chamber (L110; length c. 2 m, width c. 0.5 m) was revealed in the kiln’s southwestern wall.
The excavation revealed that the area was part of the agricultural and industrial hinterland of Khirbat el-Bira. Several pottery sherds, including ribbed body fragments, probably of Byzantine date, were found around the installations during the excavation. The finds join those of excavations and surveys previously conducted in the area, and attest to the extensive agricultural activity that transpired there.