The surveyed area is located in the low western Shephelah, which is characterized by extensive areas of no drastic topographical differences. Large areas of fertile farmland are located in this region, with several hills between them. A few of the hills evince human activity that occurred in antiquity. The stream channels and gullies that drain the region are divided between those flowing north to Nahal Ha-Ela and those flowing southward to Nahal Guvrin. 
One hundred and five survey sites with antiquities were documented, including two settlements; a milestone station on the Bet Guvrin–Lod road; six collapsed caves; seven winepresses; four limekilns; twenty-two orchards, as well as farming terraces; it appears that this area is abundant in ancient remains.