Locus 5 is located in the central meters of the trench and extends east-west across the entirety of the trench, containing both the original part of the trench as well as the eastern and western extensions. Locus 5 is a locus of rock features that slopes gently downward from north to south. The northern extent of the Locus is marked by a linear, east-west rock feature that extends across most of the trench and was previously revealed in Loci 1, 2, and 3; Locus 4 is located immediately to the north. South of this linear rock feature is a cluster of smaller rocks, creating a sort of shelf just to the south of the northern linear rock feature. South of this rock cluster is a second rock cluster, also comprised of small rocks, that are located at a slightly lower elevation, creating a small ditch or channel that runs parallel to the northern linear rock feature. South of this is bedrock that runs east-west across most of the trench, while immediately south of the bedrock are numerous larger rocks that appear to also be arranged linearly; these are roughly parallel to the northern linear rock feature and two rows of such rocks are preserved throughout the trench, while in places a third row is preserved. This line of very large stones ends abruptly to the south in the southwest corner of the trench, which has been designated Locus 6, and are therefore clearly delineated to the south. Contained within the rocks of Locus 5 is a yellowish-brown, medium dark, claylike soil. Noticeably higher quantities of pottery and bone were found in Locus 5 than in the overlying Loci of Loci 1, 2, and 3, but very little tile was recovered; ceramics and bone were recovered from within and between the rocks of the rock feature and notably, most bone found in this locus was burnt. Furthermore, all materials recovered are ancient in date and one bucchero vessel that appears to date to the second half of the 7th century BCE and a cut-out akroterion fragment were recovered from the channel-like component of the locus, indicating that this likely dates to the second half of the 7th century BCE and is contemporary with the three known buildings of the 7th century complex.