A cave at the site contained remains of olive-oil production, which was one of several prosperous industries at Yodfat. As illustrated in the drawing of an olive press, the flat, fallen stone (A) was one of two upright stones that supported baskets of olives being crushed. A wooden beam anchored in a socket pressed the oil out of the olives into a collecting vat with the help of two weight stones (B) hung from the free end of the beam.