Area A yielded a refuse pit (L101; depth c. 0.4 m; Figs. 2, 3). It contained numerous fragments of pottery vessels from late Byzantine period (sixth–early seventh centuries CE), including imported CRS and LRC3 bowls (Fig. 4:4, 5), locally produced bowls (Fig. 4:6), kraters (Fig. 4:8) and Gaza jars (Fig. 4:9, 10). Some of the sherds were not completely fired, suggesting that a pottery workshop existed nearby. Area B yielded a shallow pit (L202; depth c. 0.2 m; Figs. 5, 6) that was probably used for refuse; to its south were several collapsed, medium-sized kurkar stones (L201). Fragments of roof tiles, fired bricks and pottery sherds from the Roman period (first–third century CE) were found, including fragments of bowls (Fig. 4:1) and a red-slipped handle of a table amphora or an ETS jug (Fig. 4:2). Several sherds ascribed to the Byzantine period were discovered above the pit; these included an LRC10 bowl (Fig. 4:7). Area C yielded a layer of light brown clay mixed with sand (L302, L303; Figs. 7, 8) overlying a floor (L305) made of tamped brown earth mixed with small stones and lumps of cement. Fragments of pottery vessels were recovered from the floor level, including a Gaza jar (Fig. 4:3) dating from the Late Roman – early Byzantine periods (fourth–fifth centuries CE). Mechanical equipment was used to excavate Area D, yielding two ex-situ stones and non-diagnostic pottery sherds.