Stratum VI. A quarry (1.3×3.5 m; Fig. 3) for limestone building stones was exposed in the southeastern corner of the excavation. Two quarrying steps were noted and signs of the removed stones and the separating channels hewn for their detachment (stone dimensions 0.5×1.3 m) were discerned. The quarry was overlain with soil fill (L103) that included bowl and jar fragments dating to the Byzantine and Umayyad periods. A small rock-cutting (length 0.7 m, depth 0.3 m), probably part of the quarry, was located c. 6 m north of it. It seems that the quarry ceased to function in the Late Byzantine–Early Umayyad period.
Stratum V. Remains of a building that had two walls (W10, W11) delimiting two spaces (A, B) were exposed. Both walls were built of two rows of well-dressed limestone and were preserved a single course high. Wall 11 and the western part of W10 were founded on bedrock whereas the eastern part of W10 was set on soil fill, deposited on the bedrock to level the area. The northern part of W11 was set close to the bedrock. Remains of a floor (L105, L110), founded on the bedrock and composed of tamped dark brown soil mixed with small and medium limestone and potsherds from the Byzantine and Umayyad periods, were exposed in Space B. The floor abutted W10. Soil fill (L106) containing a large amount of crushed chalk, small stones and potsherds from the Byzantine and Umayyad periods was revealed in Space A. This fill was discovered in the part above the quarrying of Stratum VI.
Stratum IV. Remains of a building whose three walls (W15, W16, W18) that delimited two spaces (C, D) were exposed. The walls were built on soil fill and consisted of a single row of stones, some well-dressed and some only roughly hewn. The eastern end of W15 was severed, probably due to stone robbery. Wall 16 was built above the remains of W10 from Stratum V; its northern end was connected to W18 while its southern end continued beyond the limits of the excavation. The eastern part of W18 also extended beyond the limits of the excavation area. Floor remains (L114) were exposed in the irregularly shaped Space C. The floor was composed of tamped earth mixed with crushed chalk, small stones and potsherds from the Byzantine, Umayyad and Abbasid periods. Floor 114 was discovered above the top of W10 from Stratum V, and it abutted Walls 15, 16 and 18. The floor remains (L117) in Space D consisted of tamped earth mixed with crushed chalk, small stones and potsherds; the floor abutted Walls 15 and 16. The potsherds in the floor included fragments of jars and jugs from the Byzantine, Umayyad and Abbasid periods.
Stratum II. Remains of a building whose two walls (W13, W17) delimited two spaces (E, F) were exposed. Both walls, preserved a single course high, were built of a single row of limestone ashlars. Wall 17 was constructed on the remains of W10 from Stratum V; it was only partially preserved and the remains of an entry threshold were discovered in it. It seems that the western part of W17 adjoined W13. Both ends of W13 continued beyond the limits of the excavation area. The wall was built on the remains of W18 from Stratum IV. Space E was irregularly shaped. A triangular cooking installation (L111; c. 0.8 sq m) built of two walls (W12, W14) that abutted W13 was discovered in this space. Ash mixed with potsherds from the Abbasid and Mamluk periods was discovered inside the installation. Remains of a limestone floor (L113) that abutted W13 were revealed in Space F. Gray soil fill that contained ash and potsherds dating to the Abbasid and Mamluk periods, was discovered above the floor.
The excavation showed that this area was used as a building-stone quarry in the Byzantine period and served as a residential area in the Umayyad, Abbasid and Mamluk periods.