The area is rocky and covered with a thin layer of alluvium and tall dense vegetation (Fig. 1). No new sites were found in the survey that was conducted on foot. In areas where the bedrock was high, it was mostly exposed, while in areas where substantial accumulations of soil covered the bedrock, probe trenches were dug.
Shallow rock-cuttings, without straight sides, were discovered on the broad bedrock terraces that extend northwest-southeast (see Map of Mishmar Ha-‘Emeq [32], Site 10; Fig. 2). The probe trenches indicated that the rock-cuttings were spread across large parts of the hill.
Only a few potsherds that dated to the Roman and Byzantine periods were found.