In March 2006, a development survey was conducted south of Moshav Yevul (Permit No. A-4748; map ref. 134998–6598/564000–5000), prior to implementation of the Halutziyot 4 agricultural development project. The survey, conducted on behalf of the Israel Antiquities Authority and financed by the Jewish National Fund, was directed by M. Haiman.
The survey (c. 1.0 × 1.5 km) was undertaken in an area of sand dunes, c. 2 km south of Moshav Yevul. Apart from several non-diagnostic pottery sherds, no ancient remains were found.