Clay fill containing small fieldstones and pottery vessels was discovered c. 0.6 m below the surface (L101–L107, L201–L207) in both of the excavation areas (A—65 sq m, Figs. 3, 4; B—85 sq m, Figs. 5, 6). The stones were exposed in scattered concentrations and may have been collapse. No obvious architectural remains were discerned.
Pottery vessels from the Early Bronze Age, Iron Age IIB and the Late Byzantine–Early Islamic period were found, including bowls, kraters, cooking pots, jars, jugs and holemouths. The pottery ascribed to the Early Bronze Age includes several body fragments and a flat base; it was impossible to ascribe it to a specific vessel type (Fig. 7:1). The Iron Age pottery comprises local types and types that are characteristic of the southern coastal region, similar to those discovered at Tel Halif and its vicinity (Borowski 1994: Figs. 1–4). Some of the pottery vessels are red-slipped and wheel-burnished, including open bowls with a rim thickened on the inside and a straight wall (Fig. 7:2), and a triangular rim thickened on the outside (Fig. 7:3, 4), a flat base of an open bowl (Fig. 7:8), curved bowls that have a thickened rim folded outward (Fig. 7:5–7), kraters with tapering sides and a ledge rim (Fig. 7:9, 10) and curved kraters with a thickened rim folded outward (Fig. 7:11, 12), a cooking pot without a neck with a rim thickened on the inside and grooved on the outside (Fig. 7:13), jars with tall necks (Fig. 7:14, 15), jugs with thickened and plain rims (Fig. 7:16–19) and holemouths with a rim thickened on the outside (Fig. 7:20, 21). The pottery from the Late Byzantine–Early Islamic period included shallow and deep bowls that have straight and diagonal ledge rims (Fig. 8:1–5), a base of an imported red-slipped bowl (Fig. 8:6), a cooking pot with an upright neck (Fig. 8:7) and part of a bag-shaped jar (Fig. 8:8).
The finds indicate that the fill was part of ancient remains from many periods that were disturbed at the time the kibbutz was established. The Iron Age II at Tel Halif was a period of prosperity and growth. The excavations on the tell revealed clear evidence of a large settlement that included residential buildings, numerous installations and large assemblages of pottery and stoneware. The finds from the current excavation might be indicative of settlement outside the walls of the tell, which provided the Iron Age city with agricultural produce, and a settlement or agricultural installations from the Byzantine period.