Tel Burna is located in the Shephelah region, which served as a border between the kingdoms of Judah and Philistia in the Iron Age. A fertile area that supported agricultural production, the region became known as the breadbasket of the south.
Survey finds from the 2009 season indicate that the city was an important entity in the Bronze and Iron Ages. It is excavated by Dres. Itzhaq Shai and Joe Uziel (Institute of Archaeology/ Bar Ilan University).