This area had been surveyed in the past within the Archaeological Survey of Israel (R. Gophna and E. Ayalon, 1998, Map of Herzliyya [69], Sites 1, 7, 24, 32–34). Six survey sites located near the planned route of the railroad track were re-examined and four new sites with ancient remains, previously unknown, were identified and documented:
1) Map ref. 18447/67869 – meager scattering of non-diagnostic potsherds (1.5 dunams).
2) Map ref. 18483/67772 – settlement remains (c. 1.3 dunams). Numerous potsherds that mostly dated to the Byzantine period were scattered along surface.
3) Map ref. 18483/67775 – small heaps of kurkar building stones along the fringes of the settlement (Site 2). Modern building debris piled up nearby.
4) Map ref. 18411/68008 – meager scattering of flint, including three implements that could not be dated and worn potsherds (c. 750 sq m).