As a part of the Megiddo Expedition, the survey sets out to examine the changing settlement patterns in the Bronze Age and Iron Ages in relation to the history of Megiddo and to document evidence on the international road.
Was there a clear-cut connection between the importance of the road and the number of settlements established along its course? What influence did the settlement and the international road have on each other? Does a system of ancient settlements from a given period along a natural artery prove the existence of an important road? What were the changing settlement patterns? What was the relationship between the road and Megiddo?