Building. The building dates to the Early Roman period, and sections of five rooms (L101, L103, L108, L114) were exposed that extended to the west, east and north, beyond the excavation square. Only small trial trenches were excavated in Rooms 103 and 108. Building stones identified on the surface west and northwest of the excavation square were cleaned and documented for the purpose of drawing a plan of the building. These walls apparently belonged mainly to Room 101 (3.5 × 3.5 m). A gap (length c. 2 m) that separated two parts of the wall that delimit this room from the northwest (W105, W112; overall length 8 m) was apparently the result of damage caused by mechanical equipment. A trench (width 1 m) was excavated in Room 108 and a floor foundation made of small fieldstones was exposed, as well as a small section of plaster that may be remains of a floor that was largely destroyed. The ceramic finds recovered from on the floor generally date to the Early Roman period (first century CE, until the Great Revolt) and include a krater (Fig. 4:2), a jar (Fig. 4:3), and body sherds of two juglets (Fig. 5:4, 5). In addition, several fragments of earlier pottery vessels were found on the floor, such as a krater that dates to the Iron Age (Fig. 4:1). 
Kiln. A lime kiln (inner diam. 2 m) was constructed inside Room 102 and on top of its walls (W105, W109; 2 × 2 m). Stones taken from the building were used in the construction of the kiln. At least four courses (depth 1 m) of the kiln’s wall were preserved. Loose gray matter containing sherds that date from the Early Roman period to the Early Islamic period was found inside the kiln. The finds dating to the Byzantine period included bowls from Phocaea (Fig. 5:1, 2), a jar (Fig. 5:3), whole sandal lamps (menorah type lamps; Fig. 5:4); a jar (Fig. 5:6) and a jug (Fig. 5:7) all of which dated from the end of the Byzantine period to the transition to the beginning of the Early Islamic period; whereas most of the vessels date to the Early Islamic period: basins (Fig. 5:8–10 and jars (Fig. 5:11, 12).
A fragment of a marble table, the upper part of which is shaped like a bowl (Fig. 5:5), is a special find that was discovered in the excavation of the kiln. Such tables first appeared in fourth century CE, and they also continued to be used in the Byzantine period. It probably originated in a church.
Although the limited excavation revealed a section of a building from the Early Roman period, the numerous building stones that were scattered in the area suggest that the structure was part of a settlement. Presumably this settlement existed during the Early Roman period, until the time of the Great Revolt. Fragments of pottery vessels from the Iron, Byzantine and Early Islamic periods, together with the lime kiln, are indicative of activity at the site during these times, as was also revealed in the surveys that were previously conducted there.