Two adjacent squares were opened; the northern square (5 × 5 m, max. depth 1 m), which was excavated in a layer of beach sand (zifzif) using mechanical equipment, produced no finds. The southern square (2.3 × 4.0 m; Fig. 2) had been disturbed by modern infrastructure on its west side (L101). A layer of sandy hamra (L102; c. 0.15 m thick) unearthed in the eastern part of the square yielded fragments of ribbed jars characteristic of the Roman and Byzantine periods and sealed a uniform layer of beach sand (zifzif). Within the hamra layer was an in situ ashlar (0.35 × 0.55 m, c. 0.2 m thick; Fig. 3) surmounted by a similar stone placed in a slant; the stones were evidently part of a wall that had been damaged and robbed in the past.