Sites 1 and 2 (Tel Yona; map ref. 17487/65595). The tell (1; c. 35 dunams, c. 40 m above the surrounding area) is located on the beach and a military installation is set on top of it (Fig. 3). Remains of walls, a plaster floor and shallow pits are visible on the slopes; sections of mosaic floors (Fig. 4) and an industrial installation were exposed along the eastern slope (2) as a result antiquities looting. Potsherds dating to the Persian (?), Roman, Byzantine and Early Islamic periods were gathered from the slopes of the tell.
Sites 3–5, 9–12 (map ref. 17495/65540). Young layers of kurkar were exposed beneath the sand in an area (c. 20 dunams) of low dunes and hamra patches. Archaeological finds atop these layers included mainly flint implements of the Neolithic and Chalcolithic periods, as well as potsherds from the Roman, Byzantine and Early Islamic periods.
Sites 6 and 7 (map ref. 17545/65444). The hamra layers were cut by extensive digging (Fig. 5) outside the base fence in the eastern part of the area; a number of flint implements were collected from the outcrops, including Canaanean sickle blades and flint debitage.
Site 8 (map ref. 17489/65517). Potsherds from the Hellenistic and Roman periods were found on the western slope of a kurkar hill that was leveled during the course of development work (Fig. 6). These fragments were apparently brought over by the earthmoving work and are not in situ.

The recent sand dunes cover ancient sites, the earliest of which are dated to prehistoric times. The remains at Sites 3–5 and 9–12 point to ancient occupation along the kurkar hills, near the beach; they join others, which were designated as antiquities sites by the Department of Antiquities in the 1970s and may possibly have been damaged when the firing range was prepared.