Ten sites were documented in the survey (Fig. 1) besides Tel Raqqit (9).Flint artifacts that were scattered across an extensive area, probably the result of later human activity, were documented in five of the sites (2–4, 5, 8). The flint artifacts from Sites 2–4 dated to the Epi-palaeolithic period and included, most notably, microliths. Twisted bladelets, characteristic of the Upper Paleolithic period, were identified at Site 5; large flakes were noted at Site 8, although the absence of tools made it difficult to date them.A winepress and tombs were documented at Site 10 and only tombs at Site 11, all dating to the Byzantine period; some of tombs had been excavated in the past (HA 27:10 [Hebrew]). The remains of isolated buildings of beach rock, which contained a concentration of potsherds and glass vessels, were documented at three sites (1, 6, 7).
The survey showed that the westernmost kurkar ridge of the coastal plain was inhabited in the Upper Paleolithic and Epi-palaeolithic periods. The building remains, tombs and winepress are indicative of habitation postdating the Roman period.