The nearby Tel Poleg archaeological site, was excavated, revealing a fortified city of the Middle Bronze Age. The site has mostly been destroyed by a modern quarry. The original opening in the kurkar ridge was made in the Bronze Age, and reopened during the Roman period. By the thirteenth century CE, the opening was clogged, resulting in a 4000-dunammarsh. The opening was cleared again in 1935, and the stream's current course was set in the area east of the kurkar ridge.