The excavation took place in three areas (A, B, E; Fig. 1) to the east of a fifth-century CE synagogue (Magness et al. 2020). Previous excavations at the site uncovered remains from the Early Bronze Age IB and the Byzantine period (Y. Tsur, pers. comm.; Fig. 1: A-7941) as well as a refuge cave (Shivtiel 2012; Zingboym and Badichi 2022; Fig. 1: A-8606).
Area A (Figs. 2, 3). An accumulation of surface soil (L351, L352) contained the top of a wall (not excavated) and a large stone, maybe a column drum (L350).
Area B (Figs. 4, 5). The excavation focused on re-exposing previously uncovered remains (Permit No. A-8176) and attempting to identify any continuation of the buildings; no further architectural remains were found.
Area E (Figs. 6, 7). Part of an ancient regional road (L451, L452) that ran through the settlement, connecting it with a spring at the foot of a hill. The road was covered with stone rubble (L450). A soil accumulation covering the road yielded abraded potsherds dating from the Byzantine to the Ottoman periods.