During June 2007, a survey preceding development was conducted in the forest planted in the southern part of Nahal Asaf, east of Qibbuz Nirim (Permit No. A-5173; map ref. 144266–5075/581966–2288). The survey, undertaken on behalf of the Israel Antiquities Authority and underwritten by the Jewish National Fund, was performed by G. Seriy, D. Varga and S. Gal (GPS).
1 (Map ref. 144969/581997). Remains of mud-brick construction and a tabun from the Byzantine period were documented inside the wadi channel. Numerous potsherds are scattered across the surface (50×50 m).
2 (Central map ref. 145007/581966). Remains of a kiln, built of fired mud bricks (20×20 m), were documented in the western section of the wadi channel.
3 (Central map ref. 145075/582081). Architectural remains of wadi pebbles and scattered potsherds from the Byzantine period are visible on the surface (20×20 m).
4 (Central map ref. 145073/582288). Remains of an installation or structure (20×20 m) built of small wadi pebbles bonded with gray plaster.
5 (Central map ref. 144396/582042). A potsherd scatter dating to the Byzantine period (10×10 m).
6 (Central map ref. 144266/582070). A potsherd scatter dating to the Byzantine period (10×10 m).