After mechanical equipment removed the surface layer (thickness c. 3.2 m), two excavation squares were opened (Fig. 2). A habitation level (L107) uncovered in the western square yielded fragments of plaster with potsherds adhered to them. A wall (W104) built of medium-sized fieldstones was found to the north of the habitation level. Another habitation level (L139) to the west of the wall also contained plaster fragments that included potsherds. Wall 104 was probably part of an installation whose function is unclear, and Habitation Level 139 may also have been part of the same installation. The eastern square (Fig. 3) contained a habitation level (L108) that was partially damaged when the probe trenches were dug. Plaster fragments containing potsherds were also found in this level. The excavation yielded pottery dating from the Early Islamic period that provides dating for the excavation remains (for an overview of previous excavations in the vicinity, see Gorzalczany, Yehuda and Torgë 2010).