A development survey was conducted by M. Haiman and L. Barda, on behalf of the Antiquities Authority, prior to the planting of trees by the Jewish National Fund (License No. G-108/2001*; map ref. NIG 19860–983/67180–8230; OIG 14860–983/17180–8230).
Kh. Hamdan (Kh. Mazra‘a; map ref. NIG 19983–960/68200–30; OIG 14983–960/18200–30). A fieldstone-built room with a vaulted ceiling, remains of walls and other buildings and a dense scatter of potsherds, dating from the Hellenistic to the Mamluk periods, were surveyed. Antiquities surveyed beyond the ruin included a square plastered installation (2.5 × 2.5 m) built of small fieldstones, a hewn cup mark (diam. c. 0.3 m), a large cairn surrounded by a scatter of potsherds and a road segment, delimited by two lines of large stones.
Horbat Zakkur (map ref. NIG 19860–910/67180–7220; OIG 14860–910/17180–7220). Surveyed antiquities next to the site included a bell-shaped water cistern, a rock-hewn bodeda (diam. c. 0.45 m), a stone clearance heap, rock-cuttings and farming terraces in whose vicinity fragments of pottery vessels dating to the Byzantine period were found.