Quarry A1 (Figs. 3–5). A stepped quarry, with two quarry steps, was uncovered (L107; more than 4.0 × 4.5 m). Hewn detachment channels (width c. 5 cm) were exposed, as well as a number of partially quarried stone blocks (approximately 0.3–0.4 × 0.5 × 0.5 m) that were not completely detached from the bedrock. The quarry extended westwards into a planted forest area, precluding excavation. Adjacent to the quarry, three cup marks (L111–L113; Fig. 6), whose connection to the quarry is unclear, were found.
Quarry A2 (Figs. 7–9). A stepped quarry with four quarry steps (L108; more than 3.0 × 3.6 m). In some places, the bedrock steps had disintegrated and therefore stones could not be quarried here. The quarry extended northeastwards into a planted forest area, precluding excavation. Three cup marks were found in the quarry.
Quarry A3 (Figs. 10, 11). A stone quarry (L103; more than 4 × 4 m; Fig. 12), exhibiting hewn detachment channels (width 5–7 cm), was uncovered. A number of stone blocks (average 0.4 × 0.7 × 0.7 m), not been completely cut and therefore not detached from the bedrock, were exposed (Fig. 13). In the northern part of this quarry, a crack was observed in the bedrock, preventing continued quarrying at that point. A hewn cup mark, whose connection to the quarry is unclear, was found (L106; Fig. 14).
After the quarry went out of use, a bell-shaped cistern was hewn (L115; diam. c. 6.5 m, depth 5.0 m; Fig. 15). Part of the cistern’s roof collapsed during the excavation. Cistern 115 was hewn in the limestone, and its sides were coated with plaster. A square opening carved in the top of the cistern (L100; 0.6 × 0.6 m) was found blocked with a broken round, dressed stone that may have originally been the cistern’s capstone (Fig. 16). Just east of the cistern’s opening, a fieldstone wall was exposed (W104; width c. 0.3 m; Fig. 17), abutting the bedrock sides of the cistern; the wall was built into a fill of brown earth and medium-sized fieldstones (L105; thickness c. 1.1 m). Wall 104 and Fill 105 may have completed the cistern wall, the upper southeastern part of which had partially collapsed. Due to safety considerations, Cistern 115 and Fill 105 were not excavated. West of the cistern a hewn cup mark was discovered (L102; Fig. 18).
Quarry A4 (Fig. 19). Two small quarrying lines were uncovered (L109, L110; Figs. 20, 21). The quarrying here was apparently not completed due to cracks in the rock.
The date and lifespan of the quarries and the cistern are not known. The sherds retrieved in the excavation are dated to the Late Roman, Byzantine, Umayyad and Ottoman periods, but they cannot date the remains at the site, because they originated in washed alluvial soil. It seems that the quarries and the cistern were part of the agricultural hinterland of an ancient settlement in the vicinity that has not yet been discovered.