A two day shoreline survey was conducted by Professosr Michael Fuller on May 28 and 29, 2004. The shoreline destruction in Area 8 is minor but will increase over the years. The Area 8 excavation units are still several meters above the shoreline of the lake. A broken Ruha (Arabic, "large millstone") was exposed by shoreline erosion in Area 8.

Broke basalt Ruha typically used for milling wheat into flour was discovered in the portion of Area 8 damaged by shoreline erosion. It was not moved but left in situ.

Street with stone-and-mortar walled houses on both sides in Area 8. The ruins in Area 8 were in very good condition with only a small amount of rain erosion. This photograph is facing south with Areas 9, 10, and 11 in the distance.

The contrast between Area 8 and Areas 9, 10 and 11 was remarkable. Normal erosion at Tuneinir (like in Area 8) is very gradual and slow but the portions of the site along the shoreline are being rapidly destroyed.

Migrated 2 April 2008