The Kūbbā Coastal Survey (KCS) Project, which started in Summer 2016, seeks to document the archaeology of the north Lebanese coast, from Madfoun in the south, to the tip of the Shikā plateau in the north. Directed by Dr Jennie Bradbury (EAMENA), fieldwork in 2016 was funded by the Council for British Research in the Levant (CBRL) and ran in collaboration with the American University of Beirut (AUB), Durham University, the Direction Générale des Antiquités du Liban, and the EAMENA Project.
The region around modern Batrun and Kūbbā has, until recently, largely escaped the impact of mass urban sprawl and development. It therefore represents one of the only remaining coastal areas with relatively well-preserved archaeology. Unfortunately, this situation is rapidly changing, with new land and building development taking place along this coastline at an unprecented rate.