During March–April 2002 a survey was conducted in the Luzit region (License No. G-48/2002*; map ref. NIG 18860–9027/61930–2074; OIG 13860–4027/11930–2074), in the wake of plans to develop the caves and their surrounding area by the Jewish National Fund. The survey, on behalf of the Antiquities Authority, was performed by Y. Dagan, M. Haiman and L. Barda.
The openings of caves and building remains, visible on surface, were recorded by means of GPS during the survey, whose area was divided into four regions.
Region A (the northwestern sector). Caves, bell-shaped cisterns, burial caves with circular or elliptical apertures, quarries, building remains and two wells were surveyed. At the eastern end of the area, which bordered on Horbat Galahat, water cisterns, caves and field walls were surveyed. Potsherds dating to the Roman and Byzantine periods were collected on surface.
Region B (the western sector). Rock-hewn water cisterns with circular apertures, large bell-shaped water cisterns, caves for mining lime, burial caves, quarries, winepresses and a single hiding refuge complex were recorded, as well as a circular limekiln built of large stones (diam. c. 6 m, depth c. 4 m). Scattering of tesserae and potsherds from the Roman and Byzantine periods were discerned in the area.
Region C (the eastern sector). Building remains, a scattering of ashlar stones, bell-shaped bedrock-hewn water cisterns, two winepresses with square treading floors (2 × 2 m), a square collecting vat, a quarry, caves and farming installations that included three hewn basins, were documented. A scattering of potsherds and tesserae was found in the fields west of the archaeological remains.
Region D (the southern sector). Farming terraces and field walls delimiting modern orchards were discerned, as well as stone heaps, rock-hewn installations and winepresses.