During July 2006, an archaeological survey was conducted northeast of Nahal Hazerim (Permit No. A-4868; map ref. NIG 17510–30/57280–320; OIG 12510–30/07280–320), prior to preparing the ground for development. The survey, undertaken on behalf of the Israel Antiquities Authority and underwritten by the Jewish National Fund, was directed by E. Aladjem, assisted by S. Gal (GPS).
The survey extended across a hilly area north of Nahal Hazerim and six sites were recorded.
Site 101 (map ref. 175168/572964). A scatter of flint items (diam. 20–30 m) that dated to the Middle Paleolithic period.
Site 102 (map ref. 175239/573142). A circular structure (diam. 4 m) built of undressed chalk stones. Numerous flint artifacts that dated to the Middle Paleolithic period and were not connected to the structure were found scattered on surface.
Site 103 (map ref. 175202/572933). Remains of walls built of undressed chalk stones.
Site 104 (map ref. 175173/572875). Wall remains (length 4 m), built of undressed chalk stones.
Site 105 (map ref. 175239/572883). A rectangular structure whose walls (length 20 m, width 10 m) were built of chalk stones.
Site 106 (map ref. 175290/572916). Five chalk slabs scattered across surface, three of which were partly buried in the ground; these were probably the remains of tombs.