During July 2207, a survey preceding development was conducted in the western part of Moshav Dalton (Permit No. A-5174; map ref. NIG 24475–530/76878–920; OIG 19475–530/26878–920), prior to expansion of the Moshav. The survey, undertaken on behalf of the Israel Antiquities Authority and underwritten by the Moshav, was directed by H. Bron, assisted by A. Shapiro (GPS).
Settlement remains and agricultural installations from the Chalcolithic and Early Bronze periods, which included a dolmen (Fig. 1:17) that was surveyed by Y. Stepansky, had previously been discovered in the western part of Moshav Dalton. Remains from the Mamluk and Ottoman periods had been identified at the site of Teitaba to the south. Terraces, animal pens and building remains had survived of a small Arab village that existed at the site to modern times. Today, the area serves as pasture.
Terrace walls (Fig. 1:1–11, 18) and animal pens (Fig. 1:13–15) whose date is unknown were surveyed, as well as a scattering of flints and potsherds (Fig. 1:16), which mostly dated to the Mamluk and Ottoman periods and probably derived from the neighboring settlement. The feature in Fig. 1:12 is a modern field tower.
It appears that the area was used for agriculture during two main periods, the Chalcolithic and Early Bronze Age in the Dalton site and the Mamluk and Ottoman periods in Kh. Teitaba.