During November 2007, a survey was conducted west and southwest of Qibbuz Ha-Gosherim, in a region that partially extends within the precincts of the Khisas site (Permit No. A-5301; map ref. 2577–85/7910–21), prior to expanding the qibbuz. The survey, undertaken on behalf of the Israel Antiquities Authority and underwritten by the qibbuz, was carried out by H. Bron.
A settlement existed at Khisas from the Chalcolithic until the Ottoman periods. The qibbuz’ cemetery is located on part of the site where remains from the early periods have been discovered. Remains of a flour mill and a water conduit that belong to a settlement from the Mamluk or Ottoman periods are visible in the western part of the qibbuz. Settlement remains from the Hellenistic, Roman and Byzantine periods were revealed in an excavation that had been conducted in the northern part of the site (HA-ESI 112:2*–7*).
No archaeological remains were discerned in the survey area (5 dunams), which was mostly used for growing field crops. Only a few worn potsherds were found on the surface in the western part of the area.