Excavation expanded during the 1989 field season to include Grids 1, 2, 9, 16, 38, 50 and 57.
Excavation in Grid 38 continued to reveal a complex stratigraphic sequence dating to the Roman and Byzantine periods.
Excavation also produced a wealth of small finds including a cache of oil lamps many of which, but not all, depicted erotic images.
In Grid 50, there were more sea views, more dogs, and more evidence for earlier Persian occupation.
On the North Tell, excavation uncovered an impressive section of the mudbrick ramparts.