During March 2006, a salvage excavation was conducted c. 1 km south of Giv‘at Avni (Permit No. A-4760; map ref. NIG 24075–135/74123–65; OIG 19075–135/24123–65), prior to the construction of a youth village.
Two squares (50 sq m) were excavated 50 m apart. Close to a stone clearance heap in the western part of the southern square was a layer of brown clay soil with a few small and medium-size fieldstones, which contained several potsherds from the Roman period. A layer consisting of brown agricultural soil and a few fieldstones was excavated in the eastern part of the square.
A stone clearance heap (10 × 12 m; height c. 1 m) in the northern square was composed of small and medium-sized stones. Agricultural soil that had been deposited on bedrock was exposed below the stone heap.