During January 2011, a salvage excavation was conducted at Nahal Sansanna (Permit No. A-6075; map ref. 189612–65/578595–651), in the wake of further construction of the Cross Israel Highway. The excavation, undertaken on behalf of the Israel Antiquities Authority and underwritten by the Cross-Israel Highway Company, Ltd., was directed by N. Shaul, with the assistance of Y. Elamor (administration), A. Hajian (surveying and drafting), A. Peretz (field photography), P. Fabian (metal detection), Y. Israel (guidance), N. Zak (plans) and N.S. Paran.