Within the framework of the piecewise homogeneous body model with the use of the three-dimensional linearized theory of elastic waves in initially stressed bodies (TLTEWISB), the dynamical (time-harmonic) stress field in the initially finite strained half-space covered with an initially and finitely stretched layer is investigated. It is assumed that on the upper free face of the covering layer the point located force which acts is harmonic with respect to time. The corresponding boundary contact problem is solved by employing the Hankel integral transformation. Moreover, it is assumed that the material of the layer and half-space are incompressible and elastic relations for those are given through the Treloar's potential. In the case where the initial strains are absent in the layer and half-space the considered problem formulation and solution to that coincide with the corresponding ones of the classical linear theory of elasticity for an incompressible body. The algorithm for obtaining numerical results is proposed. The numerical results regarding the stresses acting on the interface plane are presented. These results are obtained for the case where the stiffness (distortion wave velocity) of the covering layer material is less (greater) than that for the half-space material. In this case, the main attention is focused on the dependencies between the values of the stresses and frequency of the external force and also the influence of the initial strains on these dependencies. In particular, it is established that the "resonance" values of the frequency of the external force increase, but the absolute maximum values of the stresses decrease significantly with the amount of the initial tension of the covering layer. (c) 2005 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.