During May 2008, a survey along the new planned route of Highway 65 was conducted (the bypass road around ‘Afula; License No. S-13/2008; map ref. 2275–330/7251–74; Fig. 1). The survey, undertaken on behalf of the Israel Antiquities Authority and underwritten by the Israel National Roads Company, was directed by Y. Dagan and B. Hanna, with the assistance of A. Shapiro (GPS). Thanks to F. Abu Zidan of the IAA for information about his excavation.
No new sites were identified in the survey because the surface is covered with a layer of alluvium along the entire length of the planned road. Three sites that had been surveyed and inspected in the past were documented, and several worn potsherds that dated to the Roman and Byzantine periods were found.
Horbat Tevet (map ref. 7270–80/2310–20) and Horbat Tevet (South) (map ref. 7269–70/2314–6).
A ruin (c. 10 dunams) near the northern bank of Nahal Tevet, on three terraces descending south. Foundations of a square building were documented in the past on the upper terrace and potsherds were gathered and drawn, ranging in date from the Iron Age to the Byzantine period (Map of Har Tavor  and Map of ‘En Dor : 66, Site 4). Reports on file in the IAA archive describe remains at the site that include a stronghold, ruinous buildings, terraces, scattered building stones, and numerous potsherds from Middle Bronze I and II, Late Bronze I, Iron II, and the Byzantine and Ottoman periods.
It was found out in the current survey that olive trees are planted in the area of the ruin and no construction can be identified; however, numerous building stones piled in clearance heaps were noted and a large potsherd scattering that dated to the periods documented at the site in the past.
During March–April 2008, an excavation was conducted along the northern fringes of the site (Permit No. A-5383); a field wall dating to the Roman period was discovered, as well as several tombs from the Late Bronze Age (F. Abu Zidan, per. comm.; Figs. 2, 3).
Horbat ‘Adashim (map ref. 7270–80/2290–300)
Settlement remains were discovered at the site and potsherds from the Persian, Hellenistic, Roman, Byzantine, and Islamic periods were found. The course of the road is some distance from the center of the site and passes south of Nahal ‘Adashim. Along its route and parallel to the ruin, the ground was covered with a layer of alluvium, which did not permit to identify archaeological finds.