During October 2010, a survey preceding development was conducted east of Moshav Netu‘a (License S-216/2010; map ref. 231270/774300), prior to the construction of henhouses. The survey, undertaken on behalf of the Israel Antiquities Authority and underwritten by the Ministry of Agriculture, was directed by G.B. Jaffe, with the assistance of Y. Lerer (survey) and A. Shapiro (GPS).
The survey was performed west of the El-Mansura antiquities site, which had been surveyed in the past and where ancient settlement remains and potsherds dating to Middle Bronze Age II, Iron Age and the Ottoman period were found (IAA Reports 14:36, Site 282).
The survey was conducted on foot and modern development was noted on the natural bedrock. No archaeological remains were discovered, perhaps because of the modern development, and no installations or rock-cuttings were discerned in the exposed bedrock.